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Religion and Theology
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Catholicism: A History of the Faith and Results of Observational Field Study Your Name Instructors Name Course Name Due Date History of the Group All forms and denominations of Christianity find its roots in Judaism. When Jesus became a strong and influential spiritual leader that many Jews were uncertain if Jesus was the promised Messiah, however, others were beginning to believe that he was, in fact, that Messiah.
After the death of Jesus the Christian belief became an independent faith, but a faith persistently persecuted by the Romans. The disciples of Jesus and their descendants would spread the word the gospels and the path to salvation through Jesus (Fairchild 1). It would not be until after the Romans abandoned their pantheon of Gods and adopted Christianity as their official religion that such persecution would stop. This is how the Roman Catholic Church was born (Bellitto 1-2). Its power spread throughout the lands and Rome conquered under the name of Jesus forcing many to convert under duress. It became and remains one of the most commonly practiced religions in the world. With the onset of the Scientific Revolution the belief in faith showed a bit of decline as the influence of science, logic, and rationale was embraced. However, that did not diminish the Church for long. Even today the number of people who admit that they are Catholic is higher than ever in certain states around the country. However, the number of people actually attending Church services has greatly diminished. There is a demographic change being seen in the faith, as well. ...
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