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Pagan Christianity

The Origins of Our Modern Church Practices

by Frank Viola

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Published by Present Testimony Ministry .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity - History - General,
  • Religion - Church History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8554456M
    ISBN 100966665732
    ISBN 109780966665734
    OCLC/WorldCa52779931

    With a missionary commitment to both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews), Christianity rapidly spread into the greater Roman empire and beyond. Here, Christianity came into contact with the dominant Pagan religions. Acts 19 recounts a riot that occurred in Ephesus, instigated by silversmiths who crafted images of Artemis. Title: Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices By: Frank Viola, George Barna Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Tyndale House Publication Date: Dimensions: X (inches) Weight: 12 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WW/5().

    This practice, they say, was borrowed from Greek culture. “The Greeks and Romans were addicted to the pagan sermon—just as many contemporary Christians are addicted to the ‘Christian’ sermon” (p. 91). Another fallacy in the book is confusing form with function. 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 example 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 book/5().

    Pagan Christianity may refer to. Gentile (non-Jewish) Christianity; see Pauline Christianity; Syncretism of folk religion and Christianity; see Folk Christianity, Folk Catholicism and Folk Orthodoxy; Early Christianity influenced by pagan (Greco-Roman, Hellenistic) philosophy and culture; see origins of Christianity; Pagan Christianity, a non-fiction book by George Barna . Pagan Christianity leads us on a fascinating tour through church history, revealing this startling and unsettling truth: Many cherished church traditions embraced today originated not out of the New Testament, but out of pagan : Audiobookformat.


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Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola Download PDF EPUB FB2

In JanuaryPagan Christianity by Frank Viola (the author) and George Barna rocked the Christian world. Yet this book was only the first half Pagan Christianity book 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 Pagan Christianity book, you probably have a misunderstanding of the book’s content and intent.

In August. This book makes an unsettling proposal: Most of what present-day Christians do in church each Sunday is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Authors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence Cited by:   Pagan Christianity: The Origins of Our Modern Church Practices Paperback – May 1, by Frank A.

Viola (Author)/5(59). Pagan Christianity is a historical book that hates history. That might sound like an oxymoron; after all, the book is filled with historical dates and references. But the authors are convinced that all Christianity from the second-century on has been wrong, unbiblical, and harmful to the gospel.

In other words, church history is the story of a church that does not at all. Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola & George Barna is presented by the authors as the first installment of a pair of books. Pagan Christianity is considered to be the ‘deconstructive’ analysis of ‘institutional church’ and the second book, Reimagining Church is offered as the ‘constructive’ portion of the pairing.

Pagan Christianity. The highly acclaimed book Pagan Christianity. was written by Frank Viola and co-authored by George Barna.

It carries the sub-title of Exploring the Roots of our Church Practices. What I have noticed being introduced subtly but not explicitly in earlier works by author Gene Edwards is here coming to fruition. Christian Holidays = Pagan Holidays 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. I want to highlight and highly commend to the readers of this blog the classic book, Pagan Christianity.

by Frank Viola and George Barna. In this work, the authors trace back to their roots most of the major modern-day practices that define the Protestant/Evangelical "church". It is a history that we must know if we.

This book will challenge you to consider making more signifi-cant changes in the way you practice your faith. Altering the ways in which we worship is no simple task.

When people suggest sig-nificant changes in some of the hallowed practices, cries of “heretic” pagan christianity File Size: KB. Viola and Barna's book Pagan Christianity is a book that asks all the right questions, but comes to all the wrong answers.

Sure, many of the churches in the West have problems and we need to go back to the Scriptures to find out how we should be really 'doing church.' But this book doesn't provide any Biblically sound answers/5.

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY is an interesting book that will be eye-opening to many and that confronts head-on many unscriptural, unhelpful, pagan aspects of traditional Christianity.

At a time when God is clearly ‘shaking the foundations’ of the way many think about the church, this book is timely and helpful. For this reason I heartily recommend it.

Pagan Christianity released in The book debuted hitting #11 on (out of all 7 million books). Since then, the book has often ranked #1 in Ecclesiology (on Amazon) and has regularly appeared on Tyndale’s top 10 best-seller list.

An often overlooked fact is that Pagan Christianity is not a stand-alone book. Late paganism was moribund, decrepit and sclerotic; it had no chance against the rise of Christianity.

Well, so goes the historical myth. But, not true, says Robin Lane Fox; certainly not true in the countrysides of the Roman Empire, which, by the way, was the last place in which Christianity took hold/5.

Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full PDF story of modern Christian church practices. Reviews of the Pagan Christianity. Pagan Christianity leads us on a fascinating tour through church history, revealing this startling and unsettling truth: Many cherished church traditions embraced today originated not out of the New Testament, but out of pagan practices.

One of the most troubling outcomes has been the effect on average believers: turning them from living expressions of Christs glory and power to /5(1K). Destroying a “pagan” statue or burning a book, then, is a no more violent act than amputating a gangrenous limb: you save the healthy whole by preventing the spread of Author: Tim Whitmarsh.

Frank Viola's "Pagan Christianity" This book's appeal, sadly, is that it panders incessantly to the need many people feel to blame someone else for their own deficits. Let's sum this up with a few questions, then proceed to a chapter by chapter critique.

“One of the most famous and widely discussed books of the ’s, Max Brod’s Paganism—Christianity—Judaism, has at last found its way into English translation to confront a new generation of readers. Max Brod is best remembered. The serious questions raised in this book will give the Christian reader more than enough to wrestle over.

Viola traces the pagan origins of almost every church practice that institutional Christianity holds dear and holds it to the light of the New Testament. I remember first reading the original "Pagan Christianity" over a year ago.5/5(5).

From authors Frank Viola and George Barna, Pagan Christianity is a thought-provoking exploration that uncovers many non-Christian roots in the Author: First Chapters. 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 apostles/5(24).One of the odder features of the book Pagan Christianity which surfaces immediately in the first real chapter is the attempt to see early Christianity as rather like Melchizedek (‘without antecedents, without succesors’), and so basically something entirely unique and different from either early Judaism or other sorts of ancient religions.PAGAN CHRISTIANITY lets George Barna unpack his argument why the new Revolutionaries mentioned in his previous book are not rebelling against God /5().