Pagans & Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience
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Pagans & Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience

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Although Christianity is still a major religious force, there are growing numbers of people in other faiths, including the various Pagan traditions. Some Christians have responded to this trend with fear and derision, while some Pagans have reacted to that fear with anger and mistrust.
Much of the problem is due to misunderstandings and lack of communication. This can chan...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 8th 2001 by Llewellyn Publications (first published February 1st 2001)
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Aug 18, 2010 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: seekers
I learned that my world view has in fact been formed by a Christian framework and that framework is difficult to see around. The value of understanding what I percieve as otherness in many people's lives has become important to me. Just as some are different to me, I am different to some. One tenet of Christianity that I have clung to intellectually is that we are to love one another. That has been elusive to me not knowing how to love who is different partly because the culture around me tends...more
I was really quite happy with the first part of the book where he simply describes what Pagan spirituality is. I've been reading a lot of books about it, but never really got a straight answer on the subject. Learning that there are certain similarities to all Pagans, yet it's completely normal for others not to believe everything others do was reassuring.

The two other parts of the book were also very intriguing. The chapter on Christian criticisms of Paganism made me realize just how much my Ch...more
Jack Hartjes
A helpful description of Paganism from the inside and an honest treatment of the similarities and differences between Paganism and Christianity. I think at the very end of the book DiZerega was insufficiently critical of the stories of Christian wrongdoing in cases like the murder of Hypatia, the Inquisition, and witch hunts -- there was enough evil without the exaggerations and misinterpretations and biased interpretations. For the most part DiZerega is knowledgeable about and sympathetic to Ch...more
Tatiana (DraCat)
Все ещё читаю Гуса Ди Зеригу "Христиане и язычники: Анализ воззрений и поиски взаимопонимания". Можно сколько угодно спорить о её сомнительной интеллектуальной ценности и явной вторичности, тем более, что я и так признаю, что за плечами уже полкниги, а новых мыслей я в ней пока не обнаружила. Но ценность её несомненна. По крайней мере в Москве.
Есть в этой книге абзац: "Некоторые психологи пользуются стандартизированными чернильными пятнами, которые называются тестом Роршаха, для диагностики проб...more
I wanted to see how the different arguments for both philosophies were compared with one another. This offers a Pagan perspective.
I think theists and non-theists alike will benefit greatly from reading this book.
Aug 03, 2009 Kharm rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A good modern book about relations between Pagans and Christians today.
Very informative. Well written. Not a dull read.
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