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The Resource Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices, Frank Viola and George Barna

Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices, Frank Viola and George Barna

Label
Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices
Title
Pagan Christianity?
Title remainder
exploring the roots of our church practices
Statement of responsibility
Frank Viola and George Barna
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 ... 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"--Amazon.com, viewed March 2, 2012
Summary
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, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles
Tone
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250130
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Viola, Frank
Dewey number
262.0017
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV600.3
LC item number
.V56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Barna, George
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True
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  • Church renewal
  • Church
  • Theology, Practical
  • Church
  • Church renewal
  • Theology, Practical
Target audience
adult
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exploring the roots of our church practices
Label
Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices, Frank Viola and George Barna
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Frank Viola -- Introduction: What happened to the church? / by George Barna -- Have we really been doing it by the book? -- The church building -- The order of worship -- The sermon -- The pastor -- Sunday morning costumes -- Ministers of music -- Tithing and clergy salaries -- Baptism and the Lord's Supper -- Christian education -- Reapproaching the New Testament -- A second glance at the Savior -- Afterword: The next step -- Final words : Q & A with Frank Viola and George Barna
Control code
ocn749870022
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xxxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781414364551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)749870022
Label
Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices, Frank Viola and George Barna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Frank Viola -- Introduction: What happened to the church? / by George Barna -- Have we really been doing it by the book? -- The church building -- The order of worship -- The sermon -- The pastor -- Sunday morning costumes -- Ministers of music -- Tithing and clergy salaries -- Baptism and the Lord's Supper -- Christian education -- Reapproaching the New Testament -- A second glance at the Savior -- Afterword: The next step -- Final words : Q & A with Frank Viola and George Barna
Control code
ocn749870022
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xxxvii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781414364551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)749870022

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