How did Christianity spread globally?
The first religions were polytheistic. However, as the world became more connected and there started to be more contact between people of different backgrounds, some people started to believe in a monotheistic god. These people were persecuted for their beliefs and often forced to worship other gods through various means such as torture or simply by destroying their holy texts and temples.
The religion was officially accepted on a large scale following Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity. He then legalized Christianity and ordered that it be preached throughout the Roman Empire. The religion then spread quickly throughout Europe during the time of European exploration and colonialism. Christianity has now become one of the largest religions in the world with 2 billion followers worldwide representing about half of all Christians in history.
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