How did the apostolic character of the Church make its survival possible after the twelve apostles had died?
Define apostolic succession. What does it have to do with the bishops of the ancient world? Of the Renaissance? Of the modern world?
What does the Latin word "traditio" mean?
When Peter died, what happened to his authority as Bishop of Rome and head of the Church?
Describe two sources dating from around the turn of the first century that provide evidence of the authority of the Bishop of Rome over the whole Church.
What does the word "pagan" mean? How did it come to be associated with non-Christians?
Did Christians oppose the government of Rome and rebel against it? Why did the Romans persecute them?