Posts Tagged ‘Syncretism’

  • On Light, Darkness, December — And Fighting For Your Ideas

    December 25th, 2019 | Christmas | journalpulp | No Comments

    Relentlessly Optimistic¬† Her parents had never meant to mistreat her. On the contrary, they’d always meant to love her — and they did love her. But Stephanie, the youngest of four, had come unexpectedly and somewhat late in their lives, and on top of that, she was sickly and accident-prone, susceptible to mishaps.¬† She was […]

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  • Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    December 24th, 2015 | Christmas | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Syncretism: a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. As […]

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  • Christmas And Its Origins

    Christmas And Its Origins

    December 25th, 2011 | Christmas | journalpulp | No Comments

    Syncretism is a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. […]

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