Religion

Religion Overview

Christian Heresy

One of the primary problems of early Christianity was that of heresy. Heresy is generally defined as a departure from the traditional Christian beliefs; the creation of new ideas, rituals …

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Country Festivals

As the Romans saw many natural thigns such as trees, rocks and other matters as possible hosts to spirits or bearers of some other religious significance, then the countryside bustled …

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Religion in the Home

For Romans being civilized very much meant living in a home. If the saying states that ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle’, then this very much also was true for …

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Omens and Superstitions

A superstitious Society Compare to modern society, the Romans seem extremely superstitious. But then today’s major religions have all throughout their past discouraged, even combatted, superstitions. Also our sciences and …

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Prayer and Sacrifice

In the Roman mind, there was a sort of contract between the gods and the mortals. As part of this agreement each side would provide as well as receive services. …

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The Roman Pantheon of Gods

The Romans believed in many different gods and goddesses. For everything imaginable they had a god or goddess in charge. Mars for example was the god of war. This meant …

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Roman Religion

If anything, the Romans had a practical attitude to religion, as to most things, which perhaps explains why they themselves had difficulty in taking to the idea of a single, …

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