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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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There is a ready-made answer to this question, of course, which is that traditional Christianity, and above all Catholicism, has been superseded by the advance of science, by democracy and freedom, by wealth and economic success.
Chapters seven and eight set out the deep concord that exists between traditional Christianity and science.
Whether "moderate" Quakers, who eschewed most traditional Christian practices, and Presbyterians, who sought rather to preserve most of traditional Christianity, recognized their common "moderation" is doubtful.
As he looks through walks of Spirituality, he comes to his own conclusion that blends traditional Christianity and new age philosophy.
Through the inculturation of Christianity, the core elements of the faith are incorporated into the new culture, "but other parts of so-called traditional Christianity can perhaps be treated .
In her dense introduction, Shirley Bricout recalls that, for Lawrence, the Bible was the archetype of the literary text as well as an essential source of his philosophical and political reflection, in spite of his rejection of traditional Christianity.
The quest of most New-Age seekers was to reject the fundamentalism of traditional Christianity in favor of a more holistic spiritual experience in which the body and mind were tuned into one another and seekers were free to explore other ways of being spiritual beings.
The result is a critical challenge to the thinking processes of traditional Christianity and a challenge to readers to broaden their view of what constitutes spiritual thinking.
Traditional Christianity has always maintained that Jesus rose from the dead after sacrificing himself for the sins of mankind, thereafter ascending to Heaven in preparation for a glorious return in future.
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.
While mainstream Christian practice and theology may be more familiar to journalists, it's not fair to use a measuring stick of traditional Christianity to rate Mormon beliefs.

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