This Powerpoint starts with a picture essay on the life of Christ as depicted by various artists through the centuries. It then traces the rise of the Church, looking at the persecutions and the secret symbols used by early Christians. It moves on to Christianity being made the virtual state religion by Constantine, looking at the advantages it had over other religions and the reasons Rome became the center of the Catholic Church. It then concludes with an analysis of just how many Christians there were at the time of Constantine's conversion.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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