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The religion that today has more members than world—Christianit any other y—began as one practiced in the of dozens of religious in the Roman Empire faiths during Roman Christian s were often looked its early centuries. At first, for their beliefs, down on and persecute but d, not their rituals included because of widespread misconce ptions that increasing numbers barbaric and criminal acts. In time, decent than other of people came to see Christian however, Romans. The great s as no less fourth century CE when the emperor turning point came in the Christians. He Constant ine befriended not only granted the them beliefs unhinder ed, but also converted freedom to practice their Thanks to that to the faith on influentia l act, thereafter Christian his deathbed. tacular growth. ity enjoyed specAnd official faith. Duringin only a few decades it became the Empire’s this seminal period, Christian officials the bishops and solidified the beliefs other to be accepted and rituals that by members of the faith for centuries would come to come.

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In the 600s CE in Arabia, a simple merchant named Muhammad told his family and friends that from God. That divine messengerhe had been visited by an angel told him that he was a prophet who had been chosen to receive about the world and humanity. and to preach a series of truths According to Muhammad, angel then recited to him the what became the text of the Qur'an, which became the holy book of a new faith, Islam. In the years that followed, Muhammad gained numerous followers and his hometown of Mecca became the center of the new religion. When he died in 632, his chief followers feared that some of the powerful living beyond Arabia’s borders peoples might be a threat to their So Arab armies invaded Iraq, security. Palestine, and Egypt. Eventually conquered all of North Africa they and even established a foothold Spain. Large numbers of in the inhabitants of these lands converted to Islam over time. As a result the faith grew rapidly, and by the close of Europe’s medieval period it was in the world. Moreover, medieval one of the largest religious groups Muslim civilization experienced golden age of arts, literature, a and other cultural pursuits that rivaled that of the ancient Greeks in the West.

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