Failed apocalypticism as cause of diffusion of Christianity

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Giuseppe
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Failed apocalypticism as cause of diffusion of Christianity

Post by Giuseppe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:13 am

The failed apocalypticism moved Christians to make more proselytes (as the only way to overcome the cognitive dissonance).

More proselytes means less esotericism.

Less esotericism means: a new story more understandable and objective for outsiders.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

archibald
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Re: Failed apocalypticism as cause of diffusion of Christianity

Post by archibald » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:23 am

So many theories, so little time. :(

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