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Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part One

Posted February 8th, 2017 at 01:27 PM by Valens
Updated February 19th, 2017 at 09:50 AM by Valens

Introduction

There has rarely been a question so popular and controversial among historians, researchers, philosophers and theologians, as the relationship between the Roman state and Christianity.

Without doubt, the very importance of the matter for the world history makes it a heated, and sometimes even divisive subject among both scholars and laymen.

This blog post will provide my personal perspective on this particularly complex topic. I will not
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Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 09:47 AM by Tod Stites (Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt)

It has been shown that in the religions of
Egypt and Babylon, various gods are called the son and image of the supreme god. And
Hellenistic cults could make Hellenistic rulers
the visible manifestation of a god, with the
concept of soteriology linked with the concept of icons.

Kleinknecht in Theological Dictionary Of The
New Testament vol.2,p.390n50

We know of course that the first
Christians portrayed Christ as the Son and
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Primary Source: Ammianus Marcellinus on the Huns

Posted January 20th, 2017 at 12:26 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated January 20th, 2017 at 12:40 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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The document on the Huns is from Ammianus Marcellinusí book called Res Gestae. Ammianus Marcellinus wrote his work during the late 300s of the Common Era as a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of the Emperor Nerva until the end of Emperor Valensí reign; a period spanning from 96 to 378 AD. The historical context of Ammianusí document lies in his writing a history of the Roman Empire. Ammianus started his...
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The riddle of the Shudra, the Rajanya and the Kshatriya!

Posted November 17th, 2016 at 11:31 PM by Sanjay Sonawani

The scholars have miserably been misled or it has been a deliberate act on their part that they have tried to portray ancient India through the Vedic eyes, without paying any heed at the stark open facts those are present, known and yet neglected. Even the inferences they have tried to derive from the Vedic texts are only to prove their age-old notions, no matter how they are wrong. This is why the picture of the ancient Indian society and Vedic society is distorted for they did not consider them...
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Nazareth or Nabratein or ...?

Posted November 17th, 2016 at 09:22 PM by gold heart
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Could the "real/lost" Nazareth be Nabratein (not the traditional "Nazareth")? by Sean B.

(This is just a repost of our original rough article from a few years ago, we haven't yet improved/updated it except a quick editing some bits.)

The reason/story for this article was that I had seen that sources claim that the traditional "Nazareth" was not around (evidence it didn't exist or no evidence it existed) at the time of Christ (and no synagogue...
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