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American Revolution and Traditional Christianity

December 31, 2020

The American Revolution gave people like Jefferson and Madison an opportunity to disrupt the spread of traditional Christianity in America. Later, Thomas Paine’s Deism arose as a sensational alternative to traditional Christianity. […]

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Christianity and the American Republic

December 31, 2020

Although the British North Americans colonies were settled by religious communities, Christianity did not have a stronghold in early America. The influence of Republicanism and Enlightenment also left little room for Christianity in the lives of the people of America. […]

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The Acts of John, and The Polymorphism of Jesus

February 25, 2019

Many of the apocryphal gospels were essentially novels written during the early Christian era, and they were filled with adventurous tales of shipwrecks, necrophilia, self-mutilation, and other wild stories. […]

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Apocrypha: The Wisdom of Jesus Christ

July 5, 2017

The New Testament gives us 27 canonical texts—gospels, letters, and more—but these works are only a tiny fraction of the many volumes written about the life of Jesus, his family, and the apostles. This alternative body of literature falls under the category of “apocrypha,” which means “hidden” or “secret,” and it offers fascinating insights into the early Christian world and how different groups understood the teachings of Jesus and the first apostles. […]

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The Synoptic Gospels — A Historian’s Perspective

April 20, 2017

The story of Jesus’ life can be found similarly told in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In fact, they are so similar in parts, that many scholars believe that one of these Gospels was used as a source for the other two. […]

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