Frequent question: When did Christianity first appear in Europe?

Who was responsible for spreading Christianity throughout Europe?

After Jesus, the two most significant figures in Christianity are the apostles Peter and Paul/Saul. Paul, in particular, takes a leading role in spreading the teachings of Jesus to Gentiles (non Jews) in the Roman Empire.

How did the gospel spread to Europe?

The familiar story is of the Christian faith moving west, towards Rome – spreading out from there to more remote areas, as far as Britain and Scandinavia, then being spread again outside Europe by missionaries.

Who gave England the first printed English New Testament?

William Tyndale’s Bible was the first English language Bible to appear in print.

What religion did Vikings follow?

The Vikings came into contact with Christianity through their raids, and when they settled in lands with a Christian population, they adopted Christianity quite quickly. This was true in Normandy, Ireland, and throughout the British Isles.

What religion was practiced in France before Christianity?

Before the spread of Christianity into Europe, the Gallic people of France practiced faiths descended from Indo-European traditions. This Celtic religion recognized a polytheistic pantheon, though relatively little is known about its deities and customs.

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