Visual Timeline: Christianity

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100 BCE 0 CE 100 CE 200 CE 300 CE 400 CE 500 CE 600 CE 700 CE 800 CE  
 
 
73 BCE - 4 BCE: Life of Herod the Great, king of Judea.
 
6 BCE - 30 CE: Life of Jesus Christ.
 
 
26 CE - 36 CE: Jesus of Nazareth is crucified during the reign of Pontius Pilate in Judea.
 
36 CE - 40 CE: Call of Paul, the apostle.
 
42 CE - 62 CE: Paul the Apostle goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
 
 
49 CE: Paul the Apostle visits Philippi in Macedon.
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Letters of Paul.
 
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
 
50 CE - 70 CE: The early Christian document the Didache is composed.
 
60 CE: An early Christian community is established at Gortyn, Crete.
 
64 CE: Unofficial persecution of Christians in Rome.
 
64 CE: The great fire in Rome.
 
 
65 CE - 100 CE: The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.
 
 
66 CE - 73 CE: The Jewish Revolt against Rome.
 
69 CE - 70 CE: The Gospel of Mark.
 
 
70 CE: The city of Jerusalem is besieged and captured by Rome; the Second Temple destroyed.
 
85 CE: The Gospel of Matthew.
 
95 CE: The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.
 
 
202 CE: The earliest record of a Christian church at Edessa.
 
 
239 CE - 330 CE: Life of Saint Gregory the Illuminator who is credited with bringing Christianity to Armenia (dates disputed).
 
249 CE: 10 Christians are famously martyred at Gortyn in a wild animal hunt.
 
300 CE - 400 CE: Christianization of Lutetia.
 
 
300 CE - 350 CE: Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
 
312 CE: Roman emperor Constantine I tolerates Christianity.
 
314 CE: Armenia adopts Christianity as the state religion.
 
330 CE - 379 CE: Life of Basil Great, one of the founding fathers of the Eastern Christian Church and Byzantine Monasteries.
 
391 CE: Emperor Theodosius I closes pagan temples.
 
 
397 CE: Saint Ninian brings Christianity to Scotland, rise of literacy and written history.
 
 
418 CE: Completion of Orosius' famous work Seven Books of History Against the Pagans.
 
451 CE: Fourth Ecumenical Council takes place in Chalcedon, determining that Jesus Christ had two distinct natures and wills, perfectly united.
 
 
500 CE: Amphipolis becomes an important Christian centre and has four basilicas.
 
503 CE: Clovis converts to Christianity.
 
506 CE: First Council of Dvin establishes that the Armenian Church did not recognize the Fourth Ecumenical Council.
 
 
532 CE - 537 CE: Hagia Sophia is built anew in Constantinople.
 
 
608 CE: The Pantheon in Rome is converted into a Christian church.
 
 
691 CE - 692 CE: Byzantine emperor Justinian II convenes the Council in Trullo to decide on rules for Christians.
 
862 CE: Council of Sirakawan between the Armenian and Byzantine Orthodox Churches discuss Christological issues in an effort to reunify, although ultimately unsuccessful.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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