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The persecution of the early church in Jerusalem was spearhead by?

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EmX
2 months ago
It was spearheaded by Saul, presently known as Paul


Accounts of Christian persecution are found in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. According to the book of Acts, one of the first Christian martyrs was Stephen, a member of the early church who was brought before the Sanhedrin, the assembly of Jewish religious leaders, on charges of blasphemy. Stephen was subsequently stoned, touching off a mass persecution of Christians led by Saul of Tarsus. However, after claiming to have received a vision of Jesus in the clouds, Saul changed his name to Paul and became a convert to Christianity. His new faith would subject him to various imprisonments and beatings, some of which he recounted in New Testament writings.
HENRYVILLA
2 months ago
Saul

The persecution of Christians in the New Testament is an important part of the Early Christian narrative which depicts the early Church as being persecuted for their heterodox beliefs by a Jewish establishment in what was then the Roman province of Judea.

The New Testament, especially the Gospel of John (c. 90–100 AD), has traditionally been interpreted as relating Christian accounts of the Pharisee rejection of Jesus and accusations of the Pharisee responsibility for his crucifixion. The Acts of the Apostles depicts instances of early Christian persecution by the Sanhedrin, the Jewish religious court at the time.[1] However, the historical reliability of the Acts of the Apostles is disputed.

Walter Laqueur argues that hostility between Christians and Jews grew over the generations. By the 4th century, John Chrysostom was arguing that the Pharisees alone, not the Romans, were responsible for the murder of Christ. However, according to Laqueur: "Absolving Pilate from guilt may have been connected with the missionary activities of early Christianity in Rome and the desire not to antagonize those they want to convert
Saul a man from Tarsus
delibee
2 months ago
Saul later known as Paul from Tarsus
isaaq
2 months ago
Answer
Saul of Tarsus
The persecution of Christians in the New Testament is an important part of the Early Christian narrative which depicts the early Church as being persecuted for their heterodox beliefs by a Jewish establishment in what was then the Roman province of Judea.

The New Testament, especially the Gospel of John (c. 90–100 AD), has traditionally been interpreted as relating Christian accounts of the Pharisee rejection of Jesus and accusations of the Pharisee responsibility for his crucifixion. The Acts of the Apostles depicts instances of early Christian persecution by the Sanhedrin, the Jewish religious court at the time.[1] However, the historical reliability of the Acts of the Apostles is disputed.

Walter Laqueur argues that hostility between Christians and Jews grew over the generations. By the 4th century, John Chrysostom was arguing that the Pharisees alone, not the Romans, were responsible for the murder of Christ. However, according to Laqueur: "Absolving Pilate from guilt may have been connected with the missionary activities of early Christianity in Rome and the desire not to antagonize those they want to convert."
Early Christians were persecuted for their faith at the hands of both the Jews from whose religion Christianity arose and the Romans who controlled many of the lands across which early Christianity was spread.
Constantine and Christianity. While the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great reigned (306-337 CE), Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. ... In 313, Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan, decriminalizing Christian worship.
mhz vee
2 months ago
Saul later known as Paul from Tarsus
mhizzlee
2 months ago
Saul persecuted the christains
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