The Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 04 April 2022

A map illustrating the rise and spread of Christianity from a small, unorganized sect in the Roman province of Judea, across the urban centers and rural areas of the Empire, through Constantine the Great's 325 Council of Nicaea (which codified the Nicene Creed as set formal beliefs) and the 380 Edict of Thessalonica under Theodosius I (when Christianity officially became a state religion) until the 451 Council of Chalcedon when debates about the human and divine nature of Jesus consumed the early Church. The map also depicts the spread of some of the significant heresies of that era - Arian Ascendancy, Nestorianism, and Monophysitism.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, April 04). The Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15640/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15640/the-growth-of-christianity-in-the-roman-empire/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Apr 2022. Web. 24 May 2022.

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