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CHRISTIANITY. The religion established by Jesus Christ.
     2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394; 5 Binn. R.555; of New York, 8 Johns. R. 291; of Connecticut, 2 Swift's System, 321; of Massachusetts, Dane's Ab. vol. 7, c. 219, a. 2, 19. To write or speak contemptuously and maliciously against it, is an indictable offence. Vide Cooper on the Law of Libel, 59 and 114, et seq.; and generally, 1 Russ. on Cr. 217; 1 Hawk, c. 5; 1 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; 1 Barn. & Cress. 26. S. C. 8 Eng. Com. Law R. 14; Barnard. 162; Fitzgib. 66; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 524; 2 Str. 834; 3 Barn. & Ald. 161; S. C. 5 Eng. Com. Law R. 249 Jeff. Rep. Appx. See 1 Cro. Jac. 421 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; Cooke on Def. 74; 2 How. S. C. 11 ep. 127, 197 to 201.

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Chapters seven and eight set out the deep concord that exists between traditional Christianity and science.
With Western thought having drifted so far from religious orthodoxy hundreds of years ago, one might be justifiably puzzled to see that traditional Christianity is still relevant at all, politically or otherwise.
Linda Redondo makes perfect, logical sense about Mormonism being born out of dissent from traditional Christianity (such as Protestantism).
Before and after the Reformation, the "socially unitive role" of Christianity remained for many its point (90-91), and although this view met with opposition from some quarters, in England the Reformation did not lead to a radical break with traditional Christianity (9).
Mark's, said the 40-member church hopes to serve its diverse urban neighbourhood by becoming "a place for persons for whom traditional Christianity long ago ceased to make much sense.
It is important to note that Borg is not about the business of dismantling traditional Christianity.
Traditional Christianity promoted suffering as a means to virtue, so in pre-Reformation and early Reformation cultures one could work on one's spiritual refinement by suffering physical and emotional pain.
Scalia is also fond of giving a speech to conservative religious groups during which he brags that he is a "fool for Christ" and heaps scorn of those who dare to adopt a worldly-wise skepticism of the claims of traditional Christianity.
But aren't those denominations declining in membership, while other denominations more wedded to traditional Christianity are growing?
Cultural forces of many types, especially those tied to traditional Christianity, play a strong role in the country's politics.
While traditional Christianity has sometimes overemphasized the "pie in the sky" redemption after death, 12-Steppers experience God's healing every day.
Personally, I am deeply sympathetic with Wink's theological goal to "recover Jesus' full humanity (or humanness)," which traditional Christianity suppressed "in favor of his divinity" (13).

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