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 ipedia.com: James the Just Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When the Christians of Antioch are concerned over whether Gentile Christians need be circumcised to be saved, they send Paul and Barnabas to confer with the church there, and it is James who utters the definitive judgement (15:13ff).
Modern historians of the early Christian churches tend to place James in a tradition of Jewish Christianity, which was more conservative than the tradition Paul was part of; where Paul famously emphasized faith over actions or observance of Mosaic Law, which he considered a burden, James is thought to have espoused the opposite position.
Most of the criticism deconstructs as Pauline apologetics, but Eisenman is equally harsh on the Christians at Jerusalem,, whom he protrays as a nationalistic, messianic, priestly, and xenophobic sect of ultra-legal pietists.
www.ipedia.com /james_the_just.html   (1621 words)

 AllRefer.com - Saint Paul (Early Christianity, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Churches were set up, and as soon as the little Christian groups seemed strong enough the apostle and his companions would move on.
A.D. 50 there was a council of the apostles at Jerusalem to discuss whether Gentile Christians should be circumcised, i.e., whether Christianity was to be a Jewish sect.
The first Christian theological writing is found in them, where it is characterized rather by spiritual fervor than by systematic analysis.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Paul-St.html   (1088 words)

 Search The Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Basilides
Basilides: Basilides was a scholar of the 2nd century C.E. who knew the Hebrew and Christian scriptures as well as being knowledgeable in Egyptian and Greek thought.
But he also received what was to become a secret tradition named after him, based on knowledge passed to him from an early interpreter of the Apostle Peter.
His system seems to include aspects of Neoplatonism, Pauline Christianity, and Gnosticism.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /term/Basilides   (119 words)

 The Apostle Paul Founder of Christianity
The doctrines of Christianity come mostly from the teaching or influence of Paul, a Pharisee(?) who rejected his Pharisaic Judaism and converted to Christ.
Paul, as founder of the new Christian mystery, initiated the Eucharist, echoing the communion meal of the mystery religions.
This gave Pauline Christianity an awesome authority that proved attractive to Gentiles thirsting for salvation.
www.justgivemethetruth.com /founder_of_christianity.htm   (1627 words)

 Apostle Paul Founder of Christianity
While Jesus is regarded by Christians as the founder of their religion because events of his life lay the foundation story of Christianity.
While a man named Jesus may be the foundation of Christianity, Paul is regarded as the great interpreter of Jesus' mission, who explained, in a way that Jesus himself never did, how Jesus' life and death fitted into a cosmic scheme of salvation, stretching from the creation of Adam to the end of time.
Nearly all Christian dogma is based on Paul and a misreading of John.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/paul/paul.htm   (4627 words)

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