Pagan Christianity?. Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices

9781414341651
Pagan Christianity?. Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we "dress up" for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? 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. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christs revolutionary plan for his church--to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role--youll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.
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Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we "dress up" for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? 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. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christs revolutionary plan for his church--to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role--youll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.
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Código 9781414341651
Páginas 336
Autor Viola, Frank
Formato ePub con DRM
Fecha edición 2010-09-30
Edición Digital
Idioma Inglés
Editorial Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.