Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pagan Christianity

Pagan Christianity breaks down many of the traditions that Christians hold to and practice and explores where they came from historically. This book makes the claim that many of these traditions have been taken directly from the pagan world and it’s practices.

I appreciated the way that this book questions many of the forms that Christians have come to accept today without questioning or considering whether or not they are Biblical. In that sense this book is a good book for us to examine the forms that we use and ask if we are really serving Christ in the way he has called us to do so. This book raises some excellent questions about what we do and why we do it.

On the other hand, I do feel that this book does fall short in answering some of my questions. If the church is as far off base as the authors claim than it would seem that the “true Church” has not existed for some time. I believe that even in flawed forms the church has persevered and even if we through out all of the flawed forms that the authors raise issue with we would still end up with new flawed forms. If you are interested there is much more discussion on this book here.