Re: Is violence at the heart of Christianity?
- At 02:04 PM 4/3/99 EST, Mm4csjr16@... wrote:
>I think the "violence in Christianity" talk is more about Roman influenceEven so, I do wonder how "non-violent" the earliest disciples were. For
>than about the earliest disciples of Jesus and even his method of death. This
>is a little later than the events in the study of the Historic Jesus and is
>probably more appopriate to mailing lists dealing with early Christian
>History (I'd love any of those addresses).
example, none of the gospels shirk from mentioning that some disciple of
Jesus carried (and used) a sword in the garden of Gethsemane. As another
example, one of the twelve disciples was related to be Simon the Zealot/
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