God, Jesus and the Apostles
These are the primary characters and the founders of the Christian religion.
The Roman Emperors
These provide the real source of movement and power. They played an extremely important role in formation, survival, persecution, and triumph of the early Christian church.
The Bishops of Rome
These characters were among the most important in the Christian Church and continue to be to this day.
The Bishops of Alexandria
Church tradition holds that St. Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark, founded this group of individuals.
The Bishops of Antioch
Peter was also thought to found this group of people, which plays a similarly important role in early church history but is not as prominent as those in Alexandria and Rome.
The Bishops of Jerusalem
Thought to be founded by James, the half-brother of Jesus, these people were important early in church history before...
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