The Christian Equation: Paganism in the Christian Church
A look at how the organization of the Christian Church assimilated what it could not destroy and accorded pagan ideas a thin guise of holiness.
# 987 | 2,165 words | 29 sources | 1996 |
Published on Apr 12, 2001 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Religion and Theology (General)
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From the Paper:"The philosophical question of "What is religion?" has been answered in countless manners throughout the course of human existence, each striving to place their own beliefs above the last, or the next. But the complexity of religion can best be seen in how each parallels or absorbs part of another. Nowhere can this be better seen than in the organization of the Christian Church, which simply assimilated what it could not destroy. And so, elements of pre-Christian Europe survive even today under a thin guise of holiness. "
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