This book is the second in a series that attempts to prove that early Christianity did not borrow beliefs and practices from pagan religions and philosophies of the time. This second edition investigates the relationship of early Christianity to the pagan mystery religions. This book includes an annotaed bibliography as well as indexes of persons and subjects.
Examines contemporary claims for Christian dependence on Hellenistic philosophy, Greco-Roman mystery religions, and Gnosticism. He finds the case for dependence in the strong sense tenuous.
Ronald H. Nash was professor of Christian philosophy at Southern Baptist Seminary. He authored more than thirty books and lectured at more than fifty colleges and universities in the United States, Great Britain, and the former Soviet Union.
An excellent apologetic . . . showing the insuperable problems of viewing Christianity as an outgrowth of Greek philosophy, the Hellenistic mystery religions, or gnosticism.
Not content with refuting unsound arguments, Nash makes positive contributions to the subject under discussion.
A lucid and superb book.