Possible Thesis – All this information basically demonstrates that in the
beginning Christianity was the primary method of religious study.
Throughout the course of history it can be seen that the study of
religion has become more inclusive of other methodologies in relation
to observing things that aren’t Christian.
Lecture – In the beginning, religion was everything, it even
encompassed secular life – from a Christian approach.
Reading – Enforces the notion that secular and religious terms had
Christian meanings attached to them.
As a result of the European enlightenment the definition of religion in
relation to Christianity underwent a major change. This change
involved, the post Christian dichotomy as religious and non-religious –
the secular turning from religious to non-religious. (also from lecture)
Before Christianity the norm of society was polytheism and idolatrous.
When Christianity came to be the dominant religious power,
polytheism was seen as profane and monotheism was seen as sac