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Persecution in the Early Church – ReligionFacts

1 year ago

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In its first three centuries, the Christian church endured persecution at the hands of Roman authorities. This experience, and its resulting martyrs and apologists, would have significant historical and theological consequences for the developing faith. {4} Among other things, persecution sparked the cult of the saints, facilitated the rapid growth and spread of Christianity, prompted…

Ancient Sartorialists: New Finds Point to Roman Fashion Craze – SPIEGEL ONLINE

1 year ago

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Recent finds from a Roman fort in England have sparked re-examination of common notions about fabric production some 2,000 years ago. German experts believe new evidence indicates the Romans had a surprisingly advanced textile industry — and possibly a luxury fashion addiction. Source: Ancient Sartorialists: New Finds Point to Roman Fashion Craze – SPIEGEL ONLINE