Literature about the Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire often concentrates on the different factors of conversion and states that all people were influenced by the same factors to convert to Christianity

Literature about the Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire often concentrates on the different factors of conversion and states that all people were influenced by the same factors to convert to Christianity. In particular, the definition of an after-life which is missing in the pagan religion as well as the charitable character of Christianity were significant factors. This supports the assumption that Christianity had a more including character as the pagan religion had and addressed especially its message to women, poor people and sick people (e.g. Alcock, 2002; Muir, 2006; Vaage, 2006). Overall, however, these factors resulted more in conversions of lower-class people.