Which Century Changed The Story?

Jesus Creed | 5/22/2018 | Staff
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From Robert Louis Wilken, The First Thousand Years:

At the end of the first century there were fewer than ten thousand Christians in the Roman Empire. The population at the time numbered some sixty million, which meant that Christians made up one hundredth of one percent, or 0.0017 percent according to the figures of a contemporary sociologist. By the year 200, the number may have increased to a little more than two hundred thousand, still a tiny minority, under one percent (0.36). By the year 250, however, the number had risen to more than a million, almost two percent of the population. The most striking figure, however, comes two generations later. By the year 300 Christians made up 10 percent of the...
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