How Christianity Happened
Inspired by the Fox Faith film "The Final Inquiry"
What really happened in the years surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus? This is the question at the heart of "The Final Inquiry," in which a Roman military commander examines reasons for the recent upheaval around the radical prophet--and finds some things he doesn't expect.
For us, it's an occasion to remember the years during and after Jesus, when Christianity blossomed from a small Jewish sect into a religious movement that spanned the Roman Empire. Click through our timeline to see the major events that influenced the spread of Christian faith.
Timeline text by Timothy Paul Jones