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The pagan background of early Christianity.

by W. R. Halliday

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Published by Cooper Square Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome
    • Subjects:
    • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600,
    • Civilization, Christian,
    • Christianity and other religions,
    • Rome -- Civilization

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR170 .H25 1970
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 334 p.
      Number of Pages334
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5700085M
      ISBN 100815403313
      LC Control Number70118640

        The Muslims have a similar phrase but in reverse, the Quran mentions that God loves "the people of the book", i.e. Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Magians (possibly Zoroastrians) However similarly to the word Pagan, the phrase "the people of the book" has been argued to have originally been, or can be interpreted as in some cases "the people with a book" (possibly meaning a wide .   Sociologist and historian Rodney Stark mounted a powerful argument that one of the principal reasons Christianity grew while Roman paganism waned in the 1 st-4 th centuries was because of the mercy Christians displayed toward people who physically suffered, and in particular, how Christians showed mercy during two plagues that ravaged the Roman.

      Paganism (from classical Latin pāgānus "rural, rustic," later "civilian") is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for people in the Roman Empire who practiced was either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population, or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ).   It’s unclear exactly when witches came on the historical scene, but one of the earliest records of a witch is in the Bible in the book of 1 Samuel, thought be .

      'Tells of the rise of Christianity in Europe in an unmatched scholarly way. This is a rich and authoritative story of the Abrahamic God vanquishing the pagan gods. Also, as a fascinating and insightful study of the pluralistic pagan gods, it is a must-read for anyone interested in history,'Washington Book Review. pages, softcover. Ecco. Book, Print in English The pagan background of early Christianity Halliday, W. R. (William Reginald), Liverpool, The University press of Liverpool, ltd.; [etc., etc.] 3 pagesl., ix-xvi, pages 22 cm. Explore more options for this title. Copies in Library - .


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Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna (Barna Books, ) is sure to ruffle some feathers. In the authors’ attempt to “explore the roots of our church practices,” they aim their guns at nearly every aspect of the institutional church.

Books that critique the current worship practices of the Church come and go. But rarely does one come across a book that so vehemently opposes. This is extremely ironic that those who have produced such an in-depth study of pagan The pagan background of early Christianity.

book and practices in Christianity as we know it, have seriously failed to identify the greatest example of paganism in the Christian 'belief' spectrum. i.e. the trinity concept, This is very difficult to grasp and seriously diminishes the value of this s: K. The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light is a non-fiction book by Canadian writer Tom Harpur (–), a former Anglican priest, journalist and professor of Greek and New Testament at the University of Toronto, which supports the Christ myth theory.

Harpur claims that the New Testament shares a large number of similarities with ancient Egyptian and other pagan religions, that. An entire book could be written on how Christian holidays are based on ancient pagan holidays, so I’ll be brief in this section.

Christmas, celebrated on December 25th, has roots in ancient pagan holy-days such as Yule (Germanic), the Winter Solstice (which is celebrated in different ways worldwide), Yalda, and more. Early Christianity arose as a movement within Second Temple Judaism, following the teachings of Jesus of a missionary commitment to both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews), Christianity rapidly spread into the greater Roman empire andChristianity came into contact with the dominant Pagan religions.

Acts 19 recounts a riot that occurred in Ephesus, instigated by. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halliday, W.R. (William Reginald), Pagan background of early Christianity. Liverpool, The University press of. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halliday, W.R. (William Reginald), Pagan background of early Christianity.

New York, Cooper Square Publishers, Christian History asked Dr. Glenn Hinson, professor of church history at The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, to explore how much early Christians worshiped like their pagan.

Description of the book "The Pagan Background of Early Christianity": This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. A series of ten lectures delivered on behalf of the Liverpool Board of Biblical Studies.

Having long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson's Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church/5(11).

Pagan Beliefs. lists the following two primary elements of pagan beliefs. Polytheism: One principle of the Pagan movement is polytheism, the belief in and veneration of multiple gods or the Pagan movement, there can be found many deities, both male and female, who have various associations and embody forces of nature, aspects of culture, and facets of human.

This book is comprised of a series of 10 lectures delivered on behalf of the Liverpool Board of Biblical Studies and paints a picture of the general character of pagan society and pagan thought during the early centuries of the Christian era, including similarities between Christian and pagan ritual.

The christians demolish all the monuments, altars and Temples of Athens, Olympia, and other Greek cities. Theodosius II orders all non-christian books burned. All the Temples of Aphrodisias (City of Goddess Aphrodite) are demolished and its Libraries burned down.

The city is renamed Stauroupolis (City of the Cross). In Christianity: Organization. In the early church, discipline concerned four areas in which there arose violations of the demand for holiness: (1) the relationship to the pagan social milieu and the forms of life and culture connected with it (e.g., idolatry, the emperor’s cult, the theatre, and the circus); (2).

Origin: The diversity of Pagan traditions includes myths, histories, and lore from a wide variety of pre-Christian sources, including northern Europeans as well as those of ancient Mediterranean.

Christmas, Christian festival celebrating the birth of English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter corresponding terms in other languages—Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noël in French—all.

After the Council of Nicaea ( CE), the books of Arius and his followers were burned for heresy by the Roman emperor Theodosius I who published a decree commanding that, "the doctrine of the Trinity should be embraced by those who would be calle.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Everett Ferguson is a really informative book. It also happens to pretty much be a textbook. I would place this above other textbooks though. It is a bit of a thick book and one that is maybe best used as a reference, but I also felt that this actually would be somewhat accessible and maybe even more useful than some textbooks out there/5(28).