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  1. Ancient Signs in the Sky: Did a Meteorite Change the Course of Christianity 2,000 Years Ago?

    ... he became one of the most influential evangelists in early Christianity. Saul was said to have been a vehement persecutor of the ... the Mediterranean, and became instrumental in spreading Christianity. The Conversion of Saint Paul – Paul and his ...

    lizleafloor - 28/04/2015 - 04:06

  2. The Pagan Attis and Christian Jesus: A Spurious Connection?

    ... it has been popular to suggest in some circles that Christianity was influenced, or even derived from, the ancient Roman mystery ... it has been popular to suggest in some circles that Christianity was influenced, or even derived from, the ancient Roman mystery ...

    Caleb Strom - 22/02/2018 - 19:00

  3. The Surprising Links Between Alexander the Great and Christianity

    ... Alexander the Great died three centuries before Christianity officially appeared, but his cult was so strong that some symbols ... contains an adventurous history connected with him. When Christianity started to gain more popularity, bishops expanded their influence ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 03/05/2016 - 03:53

  4. The long goodbye to Scandinavian Paganism and the Christianization of three realms

    Prior to Christianity, the lands of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway saw the worship of an ... a subclass within them.  But by the 10 th century, Christianity had brought an end to their polytheistic worship, culminating in ... the Christian ruler of Denmark in the late 1000s, cemented Christianity as Denmark's official religion. King Harald Bluetooth ...

    Riley Winters - 16/10/2014 - 14:10

  5. Glastonbury: Archaeology is Revealing New Truths About the Origins of British Christianity

    ... Reconstruction of the old church. Centre for the Study of Christianity, Culture University of York, Author provided The old church ... of whom are drawn by the abbey’s associations with Celtic Christianity. Joseph of Arimathea is important in making the connection to ...

    ancient-origins - 27/03/2018 - 01:56

  6. Why is the Holiest Shrine in Christianity Guarded by Two Muslim Families?

    ... in Jerusalem is considered to be the holiest site in Christianity. According to tradition, this was the place where Jesus Christ was ... imagine that the medieval custodians of the holiest site in Christianity would have found themselves in disagreement with each other at ...

    dhwty - 04/04/2017 - 18:59

  7. Did a Brutal Volcanic Eruption Lead People to Abandon Their Pagan Gods and Embrace Christianity?

    ... medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. Memories of the largest lava ... medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. A team of scientists and medieval ...

    ancient-origins - 20/03/2018 - 17:54

  8. Burials uncovered in Ireland reflect fusion of Paganism and Christianity

    ... burials that reflect a fusion of Pagan practices with Christianity . Although it was initially believed that Christianity was well established in Ireland by the 5 th Century, the latest ...

    aprilholloway - 21/02/2014 - 01:15

  9. The Heliand: A Germanic Account of Jesus Written to Suit the Saxon World

    ... One thing that can be said about the history of Christianity is that it has always been multicultural and multi-ethnic. Christianity is not tied to any one ethnic group or cultural tradition but has ...

    Caleb Strom - 17/02/2019 - 18:56

  10. The Council of Nicaea: Pagan Emperor Constantine Used Christianity to Unify Church and State

    ... As the ruler of the Roman Empire, Constantine hoped that Christianity could be used to unify his subjects. Divisions within the faith, ... During the 4th century AD, there was a controversy within Christianity regarding the nature of the Godhead , specifically the nature ...

    dhwty - 09/11/2018 - 22:54

  11. Faith or Economy? Why Pagan Religions Lost Their Position in Europe

    ... of the world. Officially, these religions are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Most of the globe is dominated by Christianity and Islam, but European cultural roots are called ''the Christian ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 06/08/2016 - 00:46

  12. Saint Augustine of Hippo and His Detours on the Long and Winding Path to Christianity

    ... a great influence not only on the development of Western Christianity, but also on Western philosophy. Apart from the Roman Catholic ... of the city. Patricius was a pagan, though he converted to Christianity on his deathbed in accordance with his wife, Saint Monica’s, ...

    dhwty - 11/12/2015 - 03:53

  13. Living Remnants of Early Christianity: The Mar Saba Monastery

    ... Today, the predominant religion in the Middle East is Islam. Christianity, however, has also played an important role in the history of the ... to be closest in their traditions and practices to early Christianity as it was taught by the Apostles and Early Church Fathers. Whether ...

    Caleb Strom - 10/02/2017 - 02:01

  14. ‘God is One’: It wasn’t always like this in Christianity

    Today followers of Christianity and Judaism have the belief that there is one God. And not only that, but the One of Christianity is the better than the One of other religions like Muslims for ...

    johnblack - 07/05/2013 - 17:48

  15. Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

    ... and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional” religion from the ... author of Augustine. Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who ...

    ancient-origins - 26/01/2019 - 03:00

  16. The Women in Jesus’ Life and Early Christianity: Patrona’s, Prostitutes and Princesses

    Women have been important members of Christianity from the very beginning of the early Christian church. In fact, ... followers. Women have been important members of Christianity from the very beginning of the early Christian church. In fact, ...

    MartiniF - 26/12/2018 - 16:10

  17. Vatican says evidence of female priesthood in early Christianity is “fairy tale”

    ... undeniable proof that there were female priests in early Christianity . After 5 years of restoration work to clean ancient frescoes, ... provide evidence that there were women priests in early Christianity. However, the Vatican vehemently denies such interpretations. ...

    aprilholloway - 22/11/2013 - 23:48

  18. How is the Fallen Kingdom of Aksum Connected to the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of Covenant?

    ... perhaps also due to trade that religions such as Judaism and Christianity were able to find a foothold in this ancient kingdom. This may be ... Dynasty. The Ark of Covenant and a Change to Christianity The link between Israel and Aksum would be renewed about two ...

    dhwty - 02/01/2016 - 21:48

  19. Viking Chief Tore Hund and his successful resistance against Christian conversion

    ... Viking born around 990 AD, during the first incursions of Christianity into Norway. Today, many people around the world still resort ... Olaf II or Saint Olaf, who reportedly made a deal to impose Christianity on Norway in exchange for the help of other European powers. Tore ...

    Mark Miller - 28/09/2015 - 14:53

  20. The Remote Irish Monastery Where Medieval Christianity Meets Fictional Jedi Spiritualism

    ... As among the westernmost points, Skellig Michael was one of Christianity’s farthest outposts, a flickering light burning at the world’s ... The article ‘ The remote Irish monastery where medieval Christianity meets fictional Jedi spiritualism ’ by Terry O'Hagan was ...

    ancient-origins - 04/06/2018 - 14:00

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