Paganism and its influence on the development of Christianity : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Shea, Christine R. en_US Koehneke, Steven P. en_US 2011-06-06T19:05:09Z 2011-06-06T19:05:09Z 1999 en_US 1999
dc.identifier.other A-220 en_US
dc.description.abstract This honors thesis is intended to explore the background of Christianity and how the native religions it encountered affected and altered it. The history of the early church will be examined, noting significant figures and discussing problems that arose. How the church converted the pagans, whether through persuasion, law, or force, will be discussed. The reader will also see how foreign religions and customs were incorporated into the Christian faith and celebrations, particularly on special holidays. The church was deeply affected by the traditions of long ago and the influence of the Christians' pagan heritage still plays an important role in society today.Note to the reader: The accepted scholastic form of expressing time is now "B.C.E." and "C.E." This is to indicate "Before Common Era" and "Common Era." However, as an expression of faith, I have chosen to use the classical "B.C." and "A.D." These terms stand for "Before Christ" and "The Year of Our Lord" (Anno Domini in Latin).
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 38 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Religion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 1999. en_US
dc.title Paganism and its influence on the development of Christianity : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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