How did Christianity go from being the despised, persecuted religion of perhaps 5% of the Roman Empire to being the dominant religion of government and the upper classes within the space of 50 years?
Here’s some background on Christianity.
Here are the images we’ll be looking at.
- Gospel of Matthew 5.1-12 (“the Beatitudes”)
- Early Christian Art & Architecture After Constantine (Old St. Peter’s), on Smarthistory
- The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, on Smarthistory