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The pagan background of early Christianity

by W. R. Halliday

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Published by The University press of Liverpool, ltd.; [etc., etc.] in Liverpool .
Written in English

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

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby W. R. Halliday ...
      SeriesThe ancient world
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR170 .H25
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3 p. l., ix-xvi, 334 p.
      Number of Pages334
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6691290M
      LC Control Number26013342
      OCLC/WorldCa3011615

        As explained more fully below, the cultural environment in Ephesus was particularly problematic for Christians. Circumstances & Cultural Background. The City - Ephesus itself was a large, multi-ethnic center of trade, commerce and culture. In the Greco Roman world of the first century, Ephesus was exceeded in population only by Rome and Alexandria.   The Manner of Early Christian Worship. In terms of the particular details of the early Christian worship service, there were plenty of things that would have offended (or at least confused) the Romans. For one, Christian worship was very much centered on a book.

      Church by substituting pagan holidayism for Christian Sabbathism, through the sun-worship cult; and upon the spiritual life and subsequent character of the Church, by the union of Church and State, and the subjugation of Christianity to the civil power, according to the pagan model. '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.

      Atheistic documentaries like Brian Flemming’s The God Who Wasn’t There (), Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist (), and Bill Maher’s Religulous () all have purported the view that the early Christians borrowed the concept of the resurrection from pagan myths about “dying and rising gods” (e.g. Dionysus, Mithra, Baal, Adonis, Attis. From authors Frank Viola and George Barna, Pagan Christianity is a thought-provoking exploration that uncovers many non-Christian roots in the background of how believers have worshiped for centuries.


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(William Reginald), Publication date Pages:   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 Author: Trevin Wax.

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. This is extremely ironic that those who have produced such an in-depth study of pagan structure and practices in Christianity as we know it, have seriously failed to identify the greatest The pagan background of early Christianity book 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. 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. 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. 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).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halliday, W.R. (William Reginald), Pagan background of early Christianity. Liverpool, The University press of. 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.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Halliday, W.R. (William Reginald), Pagan background of early Christianity. New York, Cooper Square Publishers, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“We need to rethink our entire concept of church and discover it afresh through the lens of Jesus and the apostles.” ~ Frank Viola in REIMAGINING CHURCH (David C.

Cook, ), p. In JanuaryPagan Christianity by Frank Viola (the author) and George Barna rocked the Christian world. Yet this book was only the first half of the argument. 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.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Everett Ferguson. An excellent book to start with. If you need a special-purpose book to understand Christianity's Pagan origins, then probably Christianity didn't have Pagan origins.

It does; you don't.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 .