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History of the Cross: The Pagan Origin, and Idolatrous Adoption and Worship, of the Image (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. Februar 2009
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As many have suspected, there is much more to the true, authentic history of the Christian religion than what we had originally been told. Some claims regarding the Church's history are accurate, some are not. The most extreme claims against the religion come from the atheist camp and often remain unproved. But this book is completely different. It comes from a devout Christian, Henry Dana Ward, a believer in Christ who backs himself up with scholarly research and facts.Why, then, was this book written if it goes against traditional beliefs and acceptance? It is because the traditional beliefs surrounding the cross and its worship are wrong! It took time for us to eventually accept the cross in its current form and to worship it and, according to Ward, this was a pagan symbol that should never have been adopted.Idols were not to be worshipped by the earliest of Christians, and the cross was no exception to this rule. Not worshipping the cross is consistent with early Christianity and is not heretical. Its lack of worship is part of Christianity's foundational beliefs and its exclusion should be part of the religion's current structure, according to Ward.Revering the cross is based on lies, deception, and ignorance. Ward shows how the lies began, who spread them, and how and why they did it. This book has not been in print since 1871. At the time it was released, books of this sort, which challenged accepted belief, were often banned from libraries and people were known to be arrested for sending them in the mail. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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If you love your traditional Christianity with all of its pagan embellishments, you may want to avoid this book. I won't vouch for the accuracy of every detai, but if you want to know the truth, you will get a heavy dose of it here. Definitely worth the read.
I'm not anti-Christian, by the way, I just object to paganism being assimilated into Christian religion. The cross is just one example of many.
I highly recommend this book to any serious student of the bible, of Christianity, or of the history of religions. Ward is extremely thorough, perhaps repetitive, but is also well researched.
My only criticism is that Ward was apparently very passionate about his view on the cross and the book tends to come off more objective than some researchers and students would like, however, I doubt that was ever Ward's concern. Upon reading the book you will find that Ward had enough evidence to be rightfully passionate about the matter. He does take the issue a bit too far in the end, though, when he offers the view that the cross is the mark of the beast and he offers a weak support of that view. However, I excused that point for Ward was obviously disgusted with the cross and naturally was trying to damn it further than the facts had already done.