Roman Influence On Christianity

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Christianity was different from pagan religions, mystery cults, and many life philosophies of the Roman Empire, those differences are highly problematic in 4-5 centuries. Here I will prestent the very aspects of each of life styles and than explain why was Christianity the one religion to take over the Roman Empite. Also how did Christianity change the Roman Empire, and how did the Roman Empire changed Chrisitianity. Romans were deeply spiritual and supesticious people, they believed in many Gods, sayings and warrnings from those Gods. They belived that God has influence directly into peoples lifes and that the they had to be approprietly worshiped for them to maitainn at the Roman satate.
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