Christianity For Modern Pagans

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898704525
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Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused, secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.

The Shaken Path

Author: Paul Cudby
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178535521X
Size: 60.62 MB
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Despite modern Paganism being one of the fastest growing new religious movements in Britain and the USA, there is no up-to-date straightforward and informed introduction to modern Paganism from a Christian perspective. The Shaken Path addresses that gap.

Pagans Christians

Author: Gus DiZerega
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567182286
Size: 39.71 MB
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An examination of the tenets of paganism demonstrates that certain characteristics of paganism can be found in Christianity, and discusses Christian objections to Wicca and Wiccan objections to Christianity.

Pagan Britain

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300198582
Size: 13.22 MB
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Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. He draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new findings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in Britain before the arrival of organized religion. Setting forth a chronological narrative, Hutton along the way makes side visits to explore specific locations of ancient pagan activity. He includes the well-known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey—as well as more obscure locations across the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan behavior, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain’s deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights.

Pagans And Christians

Author: Robin Lane Fox
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014192585X
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How did Christianity compare and compete with the cults of the pagan gods in the Roman Empire? This scholarly work from award-winning historian, Robin Lane Fox, places Christians and pagans side by side in the context of civil life and contrasts their religious experiences, visions, cults and oracles. Leading up to the time of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, the book aims to enlarge and confirm the value of contemporary evidence, some of which has only recently been discovered.

A History Of Pagan Europe

Author: Prudence Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136141723
Size: 27.35 MB
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The first comprehensive study of its kind, this fully illustrated book establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking. From the serpent goddesses of ancient Crete to modern nature-worship and the restoration of the indigenous religions of eastern Europe, this wide-ranging book offers a rewarding new perspective of European history. In this definitive study, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw together the fragmented sources of Europe's native religions and establish the coherence and continuity of the Pagan world vision. Exploring Paganism as it developed from the ancient world through the Celtic and Germanic periods, the authors finally appraise modern Paganism and its apparent causes as well as addressing feminist spirituality, the heritage movement, nature-worship and `deep' ecology This innovative and comprehensive history of European Paganism will provide a stimulating, reliable guide to this popular dimension of religious culture for the academic and the general reader alike.

Pagans In The Pews

Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780830727988
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Straightforward discussion about how the new spirituality, or paganism, is creeping into the Church, & how to stand firm in Biblical Christianity.

Paganism In The Roman Empire

Author: Ramsay MacMullen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300029840
Size: 17.69 MB
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MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view...; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily conform to the boundaries of traditional history; and an impressive, authoritative, and up-to-date documentation, especially rich in primary sources...A stimulating and provocative discourse on Roman paganism as a phenomenon worthy of synthetic investigation in its own right and as the fundamental context for the rise of Christianity.-Richard Brilliant, History MacMullen's latest work represents many features of paganism in its social context more vividly and clearly than ever before.-Fergus Millar, American Historical Review The major cults...are examined from a social and cultural perspective and with the aid of many recently published specialized studies...Students of the Roman Empire...should read this book.-Robert J, Penella, Classical World A distinguished book with much exact observation...An indispensable mine of erudition on a grand theme. Henry Chadwick, Times Literary Supplement Ramsay MacMullen is Dunham Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author of Roman Government's Response to Crisis, A.D. 235-337 and Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284