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The willful renunciation of the Faith in its entirety

Apostasy

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A person who denies the Faith altogether

Apostate

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A person who denies one or more doctrines of the Faith

Heretic

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Those christians who offered sacrifices to the pagan gods

Sacrificanti

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Those christians who burned incense to the pagan gods

Thurificati

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Christians who formally renounced their faith, offering sacrifices to the pagan gods

Lapsi

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By what name did Christianity first refer to itself?

The way

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As the early christians grew in number, what did they do that caught the attention of the romans?

They tried to separate themselves from romans and their beliefs

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What age did Nero become the emperor

17

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Why'd Nero start the fire?

To build his enormous palace

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When strong rumors circled of Nero starting the fire, what'd he do?

He used all christians as a scapegoat

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Some ways Nero tortured christians?

-had them crucified
-dressed in furs and attacked their parts like an animal
-had dogs attack them and eat them alive
-had them burned alive

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Most notable of the christians who died under Nero's persecutions

Saints Peter and Paul

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Meaning of Nero's principle Christiani non sint

Let the christians be exterminated

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How'd Nero die

Suicide

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Once Nero had no power left, what'd he do?

Fled, changed his name, and became a musician

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Caligula' family

Few were slaughtered, has incest with three of his sisters, got one sister pregnant and ripped her womb open, and allegedly ordered his uncle smothered to death

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Caligula's insanity

Incest with 3 of his sisters, made his horse guest of honor at feasts + wanting horse to be consul of Rome, had a pontoon bridge built which he ran back & forth on for two days straight, cut his baby out of his sister's womb, sexually abused women, men, and babies

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Domitian's nickname

dominus et deus- Lord and God

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ways Domitian sought to control both Christians & Jews

he levied a special tax only on Christians & Jews to pay for a new temple dedicated to Jupiter

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Superstitious roman beliefs concerning Christians

people accused Christians of engaging in sacrificing babies & drinking their blood, casting evil spells, presumed as atheists, and causing famines, earthquakes, + floods.

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why were "good emperors" called good emperors?

they had the support of senate, army, + people, weren't insane (i think) not insane in the public eye which after nero and caligula, and worked to secure existing borders

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why does st. ignatius have the title of apostolic father

he knew st. john, peter, and paul

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when she was mocked during childbirth, how'd st. felicity respond?

christ will give me strength to bear it

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what was the name of the document he authored?

Adverus Haereses

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how'd st. ignatius die?

eaten alive by lions

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who was the saint who didn't want anyone to interfere in his death?

St. Ignatius

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how did polycarp die

killed with sword

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how'd saints felicity & perpetua die

stabbed to death after scourging and fire didn't work

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what was st. irenaeus' greatest contribution?

his writings