DBQ blog post
1 Why did Christianity take hold in the ancient world?
The journey of Paul was a large reason why Christianity spread so fast. The evidence really shows how Paul help spread Christianity at an incredible rate and took hold of the whole Roman empire. Paul really hated the claims of Jesus. He spent his first part of his life executing Jews but during a road trip, he saw a blinding light of Jesus crucified on the cross. That moment changed his life forever. He spent the next 30 years of his life traveling through the whole Roman Empire and explaining Jesus’ life lessons. His travels made up four different journeys. Starting in the Eastern Roman Empire and on his fourth journey, he made it all the way to the Western Empire, arriving in Rome. The evidence shows that Paul helped spread Christianity because he travelled throughout the entire Roman Empire for 30 years. Paul’s incredible dedication to spreading the word of Jesus proves that he was work as a messenger expanded the religion. Paul’s missionary work throughout his lifetime was one of the reasons why Christianity took a hold in the Ancient world.
Parables are really appealing to Jesus’ followers and some people who weren’t following Jesus. Jesus’ parables were a reason Christianity spread. According to document A, The Bible quoted “Jesus Asked the expert in the law, “Which of these three, in your opinion was a neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He replied, “The One who treated him with mercy,” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” This sparked a lot of christians to dedicate their life to the religion.
Parables are more entertaining than normal speeches because it is fun and relatable. And it has this feeling that makes you want to stay and listen to everything. Jesus explained his parables whenever someone asked him something. One parable that stands out the most to me is the parable about The Good Samaritan. Parables are a very widely spread method of Christianity’s storytelling. Jesus has a few parables that he really likes telling to followers. The example illustrates that Jesus favorite teaching method are parables. Parables help Christianity take hold of Roman territory and overcame the Roman religion.
Jesus’ teachings highly helped Christianity to take hold in the ancient world. According to Document B presenting the religious historian, Helmut Koester’s argument, as quoted in the 2009 PBS documentary From Jesus to Christ, the Christian community promised immortality. As Koester states, it taught of “a future life which would be liberation from sickness and from disease and from individual isolation.” The religious historian also adds that people wanted to join because there was “a future for the individual beyond the powers of this world.” The Christian community gave people hope of a better life beyond their place in the social pyramid in the Roman Empire. The message of immortality would be extremely appealing to lower social classes who were treated unfairly and brutally punished.
TWO of MY FAVOURITE EXCERPTS from MY DBQ Essay.
Starting in the Eastern Roman Empire and on his fourth journey, he made it all the way to the Western Empire, arriving in Rome. The evidence shows that Paul helped spread Christianity because he traveled throughout the entire Roman Empire for 30 years.
the Christian community promised immortality. As Koester states, it taught of “a future life which would be liberation from sickness and from disease and from individual isolation.” The religious historian also adds that people wanted to join because there was “a future for the individual beyond the powers of this world.”
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2 BIGGEST TAKEAWAY
The biggest takeaway from our study of The Origins and Spread of Christianity is how Christianity spread through the teachings of Jesus’ parables. Another learning takeaway is learning about the journey of Paul and all the letters he wrote to persuade people into believing in Christianity.
Another takeaway Is the lessons of Jesus and his quotes. Some of the quotes are about immortality and other were life lessons.
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How did sketchnoting help you understand how Christianity originated and spread?
Sketchnoting helps me consume and remember more of the information I learned. We learned about the journey of Paul, the birth of Jesus and a lot more. At the end of the unit, I remember a lot more about the unit and can even picture some of the scenes that we learned about from class.
What did you learn about yourself as a visual notetaker?
Visual notetaking helped me learn because it activated a different scene in my body when I was drawing and it helped neuron jump the gap.
What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging and exploring your thinking?
Some things i discover when I vlog is that I give what I am saying a lot more expression and make it alive. This gives my writing a tone which will help me get the meaning of my writing across more easily.
What is ONE of your GOALS for social studies?
One of my goals is to finish everything on time and have good grades by the end of the semester. This is very achivable if I make plans to finshes everything before the date it is dued. Mini deadlines and check list would be my method of planning everything out.