The Passion Of Perpetua And Felicity

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Back in the c.250-c.350 the Roman Empire was governed by more than twenty-six emperors in a short period of time. As a result of this disorganized period of time, the city did not have a official religion. There were many religions and believes, people believed in multiple gods. Some people were interested in Judaism, others were interest and believed in cult Mithras, and mystery religions.This period of time was called the “Crisis of the third century”, as a result of so different emperor the Roman Empire was a period of chaos which brought conflicts in the borders and political crisis, emperors whom wielded authorities in different regions at the same time. Emperors en general did not had much interest in Rome at all. The emperor Maximian …show more content…
Write by W.H. Shewring, trans. The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, (London:1931). As mentioned before at this time the Roman were persecuting Christians no matter their sex. Perpetua was a young noble woman. She were persecuted in the early chirstian period, she was considered a Staint. Perpetua converted to Christianity, she brought her religion to her family. But her father didn 't agreed that she converted to christianity. Her relationship with her father was not supported as it should be. They never agreed on anything “Father sad I, Do you see (for example) this vessel lying, a pitcher or whatsoever it may be? And he said, I see it. And I said to him, can it be called by any other name than that which it is? And he answered no.” this shows how they never get along together. Her father did not wanted her to become Christian but she did it anyways “Then because I was without my father for a few days I gave thanks unto the Lord; and I was comforted because of his absence. In this same space of a few days we were baptized, and the spirit declared to me, I must pray for nothing else after that water save only endurance of the flesh” Perpertua were convinced that she wanted to get baptized and converted to Christianity. She was persecuted and went pregnant to jail. She was worried to not give birth as a reason that the women were not persecuted while they were pregnant “ Such cares I …show more content…
As I mentioned before, Constantine the great, converted to Christianity and founded as the official religion of Roman Empire. In this source are stated some of the laws that Constantine made for the Christians. The first law; Restoration of Goods only to Catholic Christians, set that the grant of free worship was made to the catholic church “ to will that those things which belong of right to another should not only be left unmolested, but should also be restored… if any such things belonged to the Catholic church of the Christians, in any city or other place… thou shalt cause them to be restored immediately to the said churches” This law stated that the things that belong to the Catholic churches should be restored to them. Which seems odd since before all Christians were treated as equal as everybody regardless their what religion the members of the church hailed from. It should not be exclusive just for the Catholic Christians. In another law; Granting Money to Churches “ For I commanded him when he was present that if thy firmness should ask him for any money, he should see to it that it be paid without delay”, this quote isn 't quite right by a reason that Catholic Christians are supposed to be humble and kind, if someone is in the need for many, they should be given the chance to pay it back whenever they can not with the condition

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