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Pagan Christianity?

Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
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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 Christ's revolutionary plan for his church--to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role--you'll 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 Christ's revolutionary plan for his church--to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role--you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781414314853
    • Manufacturer: Tyndale House Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781414314853
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2008
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Frank Viola
    • Page Count: 295
    • Width: 5.69 inches
    • Height: 1.05 inches
    • Length: 7.78 inches
    • Weight: 1.02 pounds
    • SKU: 9781414364551
    • Manufacturer: Tyndale House Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781414364551
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: George Barna
    • Author: Frank Viola
    • Page Count: 304
    • Weight: 0.85 pounds
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