Pagan Christianity

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Pagan Christianity

Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices

By Frank A. Viola; George Barna

BarnaBooks, Hardcover, 9781414314853, 295pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Description
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices.


About the Author
FRANK VIOLA is an influential voice in the contemporary house church movement. For the last twenty years, he has been gathering with organic house churches in the United States. Frank has written a number of revolutionary books on radical church restoration, including Pagan Christianity, co-authored with George Barna. He is a nationally recognizedexpert on emerging trends for the church, and he is actively engaged in planting New Testament-styled churches. Frank and his family live in Gainesville, Florida.

George Barna earned two master s degrees from Rutger s University and a doctorate degree from Dallas Baptist University after graduating summa cum laude from Boston College. He is the founder and director of the Barna Research Group Ltd., the nation s leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture. A native New Yorker, George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media, research and ministry. He is an award-winning author of more than 41 books, including Boiling Point and Leaders on Leadership among others. He lives with his wife, Nancy, and their three daughters in southern California.