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Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices - George Barna;Frank Viola
Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
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Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in... show more
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781414314853 (141431485X)
ASIN: 141431485X
Publisher: BarnaBooks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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realityinabox
realityinabox rated it
4.0 Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
While I found this book to be quite engaging and informative, I can't say that I would recommend it to everybody. As the author points out in one of the final chapters, "Herein lies the root and stem of contemporary Christian education. It is built on the Platonic idea that knowledge is the equiva...
DebC
DebC rated it
I've long know that Christianity borrowed or absorbed much of its practices from the pagan religions it also absorbed, so I was curious about what the author had to say. The book starts off, however, with an erroneous assumption of what "pagan" is and the first chapter is littered with easily edita...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Description/blurb: Many Christians take for granted that their church practices are rooted in Scripture. Yet those practices look very different from those of the first-century church. The Bible is not silent on how the early church freely expressed the reality of Christ's indwelling in ways that ro...
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