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Unformatted text preview: involved in Greco-Roman cults IV. Emphases A. Polytheism (many gods) not Monotheism (one god) 1 st Cor. 8:4-6 B. Emphasized Tolerance not intolerance toward other beliefs, weren’t concerned with gamily values C. People were involved with periodic devotion not daily D. Emphases cultic acts not doctrine- not about ethics about sacrifices E. Present not the afterlife heaven was not a concern to them F. Imminence close at hands not far away their “gods” they were interacting with them all the time in the present (Pagans) not transcendence 1. God------Olympian gods----State gods----Local gods— Family gods----Hercules, Augustus, Plato Devine man----2. Stories- Appolonius of Tyanna...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BUSA/BIB 108/102 taught by Professor Lowery,ackerd during the Spring '08 term at Eastern.
- Spring '08