Table of Contents
What does Christianity have in common?
Belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit. The death, descent into hell, resurrection and ascension of Christ. The holiness of the Church and the communion of saints. Christ’s second coming, the Day of Judgement and salvation of the faithful.
What is an esoteric Catholic Church?
Esoteric Christianity is an approach to Christianity which features “secret traditions” that require an initiation to learn or understand. The term esoteric was coined in the 17th century and derives from the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos, “inner”).
What are the differences between Christianity and the new paganism?
Peter Kreeft outlines the main theological and practical differences, as well as the important common elements, between Christianity and the new paganism. The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn’t one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism.
Why did the church convert people to Christianity?
In order to convert the people of Europe (and the world) from their pagan beliefs, the Church felt they had to turn them against their beliefs by fear or adopt the pagan beliefs into the Christian religion. Next, we will dive into these traditions.
What are some of the pagan roots of Christianity?
Christianity’s Pagan Roots: Traditions, Practices and Holidays. 1 Sun-day the Holy Day. What other symbols are used in mass and in the Catholic church and have pre-Christian ancient origins? The fact that the 2 Holy Water, Baptisms, Etc. 3 Mother Mary and Mother Goddesses. 4 Ancient Pagan Sites Became Churches.
How is moral relativism similar to the old paganism?
But moral relativism is the equivalent of the old polytheism. Each of us has become a god or goddess, a giver of law rather than receiver. A third ingredient of the old paganism but not of the new is awe at something transcendent, the sense of worship and mystery.