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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (II)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/01/13) However, such a reading seems  arbitrary. In order to understand why,it is important to spell out the entire  Greek of 15:29: Ἐπεὶ τί ποιήσουσιν οἱβαπτιζόμενοι ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν; εἰὅλως νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται, τί καὶβαπτίζονται ὑπὲρ τῶν … Continue reading

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THE DRUZES OF MOUNT LEBANON

THE tenth century is an important milestone in the history of Europe, as it marked the end of the first thousand years of Christianity. For many centuries the Catholic Church had claimed to be the sole repository of Jesus’ teachings, … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (I)

 Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity In the first part of this series,1 we established that apocalyptic Christian writers were deeply concerned about the fate of those who had no chance to receive the gospel in this life. They … Continue reading

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The Islamic view of Christians:Qur’an and Hadith

Muslims (sometimes even Non muslims) complain about Christians – or Western society – insisting on portraying Islam as “the enemy”. They believe that Christians especially precondemn Muslims whereas Muslims “tolerate” Christians and accept them “without prejudice”. But is that really … Continue reading

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