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Originally posted by eccentriclady
reply to post by DominusIlluminatioMea
Many years back, I read somewhere that in the 12 (?) centuary, the pope ordered that all references to reincarnation should be removed from the bible, as if thieves believed that hanging would cause them to start a new life, rather than burn in hell, they would have no fear of the punishment, therefore would continue to sin.
I do not recall where I read this, so can not check the accuracy of the statement.
Can you tell me if this is true, also are there any other important references that have been removed to ensure our compliance to the current teachings?
Originally posted by crazyvonzipper
reply to post by TruthSeekerMike
Hi there, thank you for that thread, I really enjoyed reading about the history of the Bible, if you would be interested, please send me a detailed summary of the history of the christian faith, from the beginning? I feel like i will need this on my journey!
Be blessed my brother!
Love in Christ
Originally posted by LeSigh
If you're seriously wanting real scholarship, then look to Jaroslav Pelikan. He was a Yale Professor who was quite well-known and celebrated for his scholarship when it came to Christian history and theology.
The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, 5 vols. (1973–1990). Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition 100–600 (1973) ISBN 0-226-65371-4
Volume 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom 600–1700 (1974) ISBN 0-226-65373-0
Volume 3: The Growth of Medieval Theology 600–1300 (1978) ISBN 0-226-65375-7
Volume 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma 1300–1700 (1984) ISBN 0-226-65377-3
Volume 5: Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture since 1700 (1990) ISBN 0-226-65380-3