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Religion & Philosophy in the Mediterranean World:

Religion & Philosophy in the Mediterranean World

Paganism, Judaism, Christianity What were the main differences?:

Paganism, Judaism, Christianity What were the main differences? What the temples were used for Where to worship What it meant to be a priest What it meant to be a Pagan, Jew, or Christian

What did Christians encounter as they spread the gospel in the Mediterranean world?:

What did Christians encounter as they spread the gospel in the Mediterranean world? n umerous temples, altars, and shrines dedicated to local deities and other gods in the empire a lmost everyone believed in multiple gods Atheists only Jews and Christians acknowledged the one true living God ---exclusively s ociety was critical of those who abandoned the family/community gods because they were seen as patrons in the community

Pagans and Christians on the Relationship with the Divine:

Pagans and Christians on the Relationship with the Divine Pagans struggled to understand signs that helped them know if a god was angry or happy with them. Christians believe that God was their father, loving them self- sacrificially, enduring, loving.

Other Religious Trends in the Mediterranean World:

Other Religious T rends in the Mediterranean World P rivate religions such as magic, divination, and astrology New cults ( had initiations that were a big deal) Demons and spirits (curse tablets and dolls)

Philosophy in the Mediterranean World Philosophy was the center of this culture:

Philosophy in the Mediterranean World Philosophy was the center of this culture Epicureans Epicureans believed that everything happens by chance. Rejected all ideas of divination, prophecy, future divine judgment Instead they thought that all forms of pleasure were important. Stoics P laced emphasis on reason. They were pantheists. Affirmed divine providence and immanence. They believed that one should live in harmony with nature. And they stressed the importance of acting in reason .

Rhetoric in the Mediterranean World Essential Topic of Study Taught in all the Schools:

Rhetoric in the Mediterranean World Essential Topic of Study T aught in all the Schools Aristotle classified public discourse in 3 categories : Deliberative(future); purpose to exhort or dissuade, judicial(past); accuse or defend, and epideictic rhetoric(present); praise or blame. On occasion Paul had to defend his lack of rhetorical skill though he did not come for that reason….he focused on proclaiming the message of Christ crucified.

Works Cited:

Works Cited “ Zues ” Tangient LLC wikispaces.com hmsancientchina.wikispaces.com July 12, 2013   “Greek Temples: Temple of Poseidon at Paestrum ” Karen J Hatzigeorgiou karenswhimsy.com http://karenswhimsy.com/greek-temples.shtm July 12, 2013   Juaniallemann2 “ Zues —Greek Mythology” Fanpop , Inc. fanpop.com http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/greek-mythology/images/687267/title/zeus-wallpaper July 12, 2013   “Do you love God?” SodaHead sodahead.com http://www.sodahead.com/living/do-you-love-god/question-3683823/?link=ibaf&q=jesus+christ+loving+god July 12, 2013   “ Eyguieres Curse Tablet” Wikipedia wikipedia.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eygui%C3%A8res.jpg July 12, 2013   “Aristotle” Astoria Brown astoriabrown.com http://www.astoriabrown.com/Aristotle-Biography.html July 12,2013 Burge, Gary M. The New Testament in Antiquity . Grand Rapids, MI. Zondervan. 2009 Print Baker, K. (2003), 'Greco-Roman Curses: Curse Tablets', History of Magick

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