Visions of a Persecuted Community
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The paper explores the different reasons behind the persecution of Christians during the early Roman period. By looking at the Book of Acts, the Letters of Pliny the Younger and the personal letters of Justin Imperator, the author argues that the reasons behind the persecution of the early church were many. The paper also explores the limitations and potential biases of each of the aforementioned primary texts.
From the Paper:"The following essay will explore the reasons behind the persecution of the early Christian Church during the early Roman period by drawing upon evidence attained from three primary texts. The Book of Acts was selected for this assignment in order to explore the early Christian understanding of the persecutions. A letter from Pliny the Younger was selected for this assignment to explore the Roman officials' reasons for persecuting the Christian Church. Finally, a personal letter written by Julian Imperator was selected to explore how the divisions within Christianity in the 4th..."
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