The Monotheistic Religions

Here is a timeline for the The Monotheistic Religions

Mithraism and the Mystery Religions

The Rise of Christianity

Jesus’s message to the Jews of Judaea: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

The most basic values: humility, charity, and brotherly love. These values became very important for medieval Europe and contradicted the values of the Greco-Roman civilizations.


St. Paul

St. Paul (c.5-67)

The most important figure of early Christianity–apart from Jesus–was St. Paul. He was a Jewish Roman Citizen who had been strongly influenced by Hellenistic Greek Culture. He founded Christian communities throughout Asia Minor. Where’s Asia Minor?


So how did we get to having Popes?

Pope Gregory I — 590-604

Gregorian Chant, Plainsong


One thought on “The Monotheistic Religions

  1. I find the art and sculpture of the time of the Rise of Christianity, or even Late Antiquity really symbolizes the peek of the Christian religion being formed. The work and effort put into making such masterpieces was under one thought; to make the Christian religion as beautiful and breath-taking as possible. The effort was to please god, and in that alone I can see the true beauty of the art.

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