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Revolutions

  • William Sheehan
Chapter

Abstract

By the time Ptolemy died, in the last quarter of the second century AD, classical civilization was already in decline, and would soon collapse. Meanwhile, Christianity had taken root. Though the classical and Christian traditions overlapped chronologically and geographically, they were utterly different in spirit and inspiration. Christianity was largely derived from Eastern mystery religions and the Hebrew Bible – the latter, however, drastically reordered and “misread,” as Harold Bloom points out, in getting to the New Testament.1

Keywords

Fifteenth Century Roman Empire Planetary Theory Ancient Learning Infinite Universe 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WillmarUSA

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