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Christianity: Time Chart
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Era 1: Cultural transgressions of a proscribed religion (1st–3rd centuries)

around 30 CE

Jesus begins his public life

After a short period of activity, the Jewish preacher and healer is executed. After his death, a belief appears in his resurrection from the dead.

around 30–70


The first generation of Jesus's disciples is in confrontation over whether Jesus's message is to be only intra-Judaic or to be spread to other peoples as well. Paul's epistolary literature appears (later a part of the New Testament).

1st cent. CE

Mission extension in the Mediterranean Area

Christian com…

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Feldtkeller, Andreas, “Christianity: Time Chart”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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