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In the World, but not of it: Christians in the Roman Empire

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Demaray Hall 259

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Day of Common Learning

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This session will describe how Christians engaged with public life in the Roman Empire and suggest some analogies with situations Christians find themselves in today. First, Christians faced persecution for their beliefs, but also depended on public infrastructure for evangelism. Next, Christians participated in some public practices, yet sought to end others that were incompatible with Christian ways of life. Finally, the Roman Empire, morphing into the Byzantine Empire, became officially Christian, but lost some of its capacity for prophetic critique.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

In the World, but not of it: Christians in the Roman Empire

Demaray Hall 259

This session will describe how Christians engaged with public life in the Roman Empire and suggest some analogies with situations Christians find themselves in today. First, Christians faced persecution for their beliefs, but also depended on public infrastructure for evangelism. Next, Christians participated in some public practices, yet sought to end others that were incompatible with Christian ways of life. Finally, the Roman Empire, morphing into the Byzantine Empire, became officially Christian, but lost some of its capacity for prophetic critique.

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