Did early Christianity borrow essential beliefs and practices from pagan religions and philosophies of the time? No, answers Ronald Nash in this compelling case for the uniqueness of Christian teaching. Part 1 investigates possible influences of Hellenistic philosophy on the NT. Part 2 looks at the relationship of early Christianity to the pagan mystery religions. Part 3 looks at the relationship between early Christianity and Gnosticism. This critical examination debunks the claim that Christianity borrowed some of
its essential beliefs and practices from Hellenistic philosophy,
Greco-Roman mystery religions, and Gnosticism.
Ronald Nash, Ph.D.