05.06 MC)Which of these is a reason early Christians were persecuted in the Roman Empire? A.Early Christians engaged in violent
demonstrations to gain converts. B.Monotheistic religions were seen as a threat to the Roman way of life. C.Christians refused to worship the Roman emperor as a god. D.Christians refused to work as slaves or soldiers for Rome.
Answer: Others sharply criticized the Church for some of its practices. Popes seemed more concerned with luxury and political power than with spiritual matters. The lower clergy had faults, too. Many local priests lacked education and were not able to teach people.
What was one important advantage of the Phoenician alphabet? It forms the basis of the English alphabet. Each letter stood for one sound. It was simple and easier to learn so more people could write which simplified trade between people who spoke different languages.