However, he thinks that the Apostle Peter actually wrote the book called Peter in the New Testament. This cannot be accurate. Peter was "unlettered", which means he could not read or write. (Acts ). The author however is accurate that there are lots of bits of paganism in Christianity/5(13). Much of the generally accepted Christian doctrine, the author continues, is derived from pagan sources and not from Jesus Christ at all, a great deal of ecclesiastical Christianity being, indeed, so definitely paganism redressed that one might almost speak of it as the last stronghold of the old heathen 4/5(11). Justin Martyr complains that the prophetic words in the Book of Daniel regarding a stone which was cut out of the rock without hands were also used in the Mithraic ritual; and it is apparent that the great importance attached by the early Church to the supposed words of Jesus in regard to Peter "Upon this rock I will build my church " was due to their approximation to the Mithitaic idea of the Theos ek . The Paganism in Our Christianity by Arthur Weigall The Paganism in Our Christianity | It took three centuries after the death of Jesus for Christianity to become an organized religion, at the Council of Nicea in AD. During this formative time it was difficult for Christianity to compete and survive with the many forms of : Book Tree.
Description of the book "The Paganism in Our Christianity": It took three centuries after the death of Jesus for Christianity to become an organized religion, at the Council of Nicea in AD. During this formative time it was difficult for Christianity to compete and survive with the many forms of paganism. This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the by: the paganism in our christianity Download the paganism in our christianity or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the paganism in our christianity book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. In January , Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola (the author) and George Barna rocked the Christian world. Yet this book was only the first half of the argument. It was never meant to be a stand-alone book. So if you only read PAGAN CHRISTIANITY on its own without the constructive follow-ups, you probably have a misunderstanding of the book’s content and intent. In August , Reimagining Church by .