St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
September 22 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The First Cultural Context—Greece and Rome
Lecture # 2
Sept 22, 2019 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
Understanding the cultural contexts in which Christianity was born is of fundamental importance for grasping the history of this religious tradition. Like other religions of the West, Christianity is grounded in the material world and, at every stage, is shaped by cultural circumstances. It is not a timeless form of spirituality that teaches its adherents to liberate themselves from the body or involvement in society. Rather, Christianity was born at a certain time and place and bears within it the imprint of the cultures from which it originated and grew. Further, such cultural conditioning does not apply only at the beginning but throughout Christianity’s long history. Christianity is a religion that constantly emerges from, adapts, and reshapes the cultures that it engages.