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Flat Earth Bible 08 of 10 - Early & Medieval Christians

Flat Earth Bible 08 of 10 - Early & Medieval Christians

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An interpretation of Biblical Cosmology and a critique of Christian Fundamentalism.

Why the Bible is not the Word of God.

Contrary to popular belief, Medieval Christians knew perfectly well that the Earth was a sphere.

The Ancient Greeks discovered that the Earth was spherical 2500 years ago and from 350BC onwards all educated Greeks and Romans knew this.

The early Christians thought that the Earth was Flat based on the Bible.However, following Constantine's policy of toleration for Christianity in the early C4th AD, Christians gradually adopted Greek and Roman Science into their World View.

Augustine and others developed the techniques of allegorical or non literal interpretation of the Bible.
An interpretation of Biblical Cosmology and a critique of Christian Fundamentalism.

Why the Bible is not the Word of God.

Contrary to popular belief, Medieval Christians knew perfectly well that the Earth was a sphere.

The Ancient Greeks discovered that the Earth was spherical 2500 years ago and from 350BC onwards all educated Greeks and Romans knew this.

The early Christians thought that the Earth was Flat based on the Bible.However, following Constantine's policy of toleration for Christianity in the early C4th AD, Christians gradually adopted Greek and Roman Science into their World View.

Augustine and others developed the techniques of allegorical or non literal interpretation of the Bible.

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Published by: Doctor Jones on Jan 02, 2009
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The Flat Earth Bible
08 of 10 - Early & Medieval Christians
 
 
Views of Early & Medieval Christians
1.The early Christians believed in a Flat Earth because the Bibleimplies that this is the case.2.A Spherical Earth was rejected as being Pagan and unscriptural.3.However, the Greek Philosopher Pythagoras had proposed thatthe Earth was a sphere around 550 BC4.Educated Greeks and Romans had known that the Earth was asphere since around 350BC.5.The early Christian Church eventually came to be led by educatedGreeks and Romans.6.Between 300AD and 500AD, the Christian Church reconciled itsbeliefs with a spherical Earth.7.This synthesis was a Geocentric Cosmology based on Aristotle &Ptolemy and nothing to do with the Bible.8.Passages in the Bible implying a Flat Earth were interpreted in anon-literal or allegorical manner or simply ignored.9.This synthesis was accepted until around 1700AD.
 
 
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