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Early Christianity Quotes


"In Destroyer of the gods I focus on several major features of early Christianity that made it distinctive, even odd or bizarre .We don't today realize just how different early Christianity was in that context." - Larry Hurtado

"Early Christianity, like Roman-era philosophical traditions, laid emphasis on everyday behavior, about how to live your life." - Larry Hurtado

"Christians know that Christianity is simply extended training in dying early. That is what we have always been about." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Its getting late early" - Yogi Berra

"They scored too early." - Ron Atkinson

"In those early centuries of Christianity, Christianity did not go into the world apologizing. It went to slay the powers of darkness and undo the works of the devil, and it lived in holy triumph." - John G. Lake

"In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists." - Havelock Ellis

"Vote early and vote often." - Al Capone

"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature." - Thomas Jefferson

"Evangelical Christianity, as everyone knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was founded upon love." - H L Mencken

"It's never too early to panic." - Len Goodman

"[Bob] Corker was an early endorser." - Andrea Mitchell

"The early bird catches the worm." - William Camden

"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious." - William Feather

"Life learned early on to recognize itself." - Lynn Margulis

"A useless life is an early death." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"He who gives early gives twice." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Race differences show up early in life." - J Philippe Rushton

"If you're going to retire, retire early." - Hayao Miyazaki

"I got an early education from television." - Debra Wilson

"The Nazi regime intended eventually to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists." - William L. Shirer

"The efforts of the majority to destroy every trace of heretical 'blasphemy' proved so successful that, until the discoveries at Nag Hammadi, nearly all our information concerning alternative forms of early Christianity came from the massive orthodox attacks upon them." - Elaine Pagels

"I offer early Christianity as a case-study to show that the phenomena that we group under "religion(s)" comprise a somewhat artificial category, and that "religions" are not "all the same."" - Larry Hurtado

"Galen's observations reflect one of the distinctive features of early Christianity. Roman-era religion was mainly about ritual actions vis-a-vis the gods, and there was little to do with ordering behavior otherwise." - Larry Hurtado

"I think Rodney Stark makes a substantial contribution to the study of early Christianity in posing the kinds of questions that he pursues (which reflect his social-science background)." - Larry Hurtado

"I think that Rodney Stark studies of new religious movements in the modern world give us some insights into the kinds of questions that we can ask about early Christianity." - Larry Hurtado

"While the early deists were busy reconstructing Christianity, at the same time being very careful to avoid the accusation of atheism, the world of science had been steadily progressing." - Jonathan Miller

"What is clear is that the Gospel of Judas has joined the other spectacular discoveries that are exploding the myth of a monolithic Christianity and showing how diverse and fascinating the early Christian movement really was." - Elaine Pagels

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." - Benjamin Franklin

"You get much more done if you go to bed early and get up early." - Boy George

"The early bird gets the worm. The early worm... gets eaten." - Norman Ralph Augustine

"I get up early, but it doesn't mean I like getting up early." - Lindsey Vonn

"I'm a very early riser, and I don't like to miss that beautiful early morning light." - David Hockney

"Christianity makes suffering contagious." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Politeness is practical Christianity." - Orville Dewey

"Christianity is Christ!" - Henry Allen Ironside

"His Christianity was muscular." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The idea that Christianity is basically a religion of moral improvement... has its roots in the liberal Protestantism of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century... It is this stereotype which continues to have influence today... But then came the First World War... What had gone wrong was that the idea of sin had been abandoned by liberal Christianity as some kind of unnecessary hangover from an earlier and less enlightened period in Christian history." - Alister E. McGrath

"Very early in my life it was already too late." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem." - Edgar Allan Poe

"In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent ..." - John Connally

"I like a good beer buzz early in the morning." - Sheryl Crow

"Let's kill somebody to Sinatra! Or to early Elvis!" - Robert Englund

"I was a pretty bad person early in my life." - Ice T

"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early." - Baltasar Gracian

"The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." - Scott Westerfeld

"I was neurotic and weird from an early age." - Joanne Froggatt

"I've been insane from a very early age." - Natalie Dormer

"I am a big believer in early intervention." - Temple Grandin

"God gives all to those, who get up early." - Anna Kournikova

"Early admission programs tend to advantage the advantaged." - Derek Bok

"Early on, I saw my suffering as my salvation." - Jimmy Scott

"My history is to find the next big thing early." - Mitch Kapor

"Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day." - Caitlyn Jenner

"Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless." - B F Skinner

"It's always better to leave the party early." - Bill Watterson

"I did find my direction at an early age." - Michelle Williams

"I learned early on that 'rabbi' means teacher, not priest." - George Steiner

"So basically, I graduated high school a semester early." - Jessica Szohr

"Early access is very valuable, there are a lot of consumers who would love to see something early." - Jason Kilar

"I like to get everything done during the early morning hours and the early part of the day." - Sune Rose Wagner

"I'm totally the 'decorate early, start listening to Christmas songs super early' guy. I've just always been that way." - Drake Bell

"I was born in '74, so I missed out on all the great early '60s and early '70s." - Alanis Morissette

"In my lab, we're interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth." - Jack W Szostak

"I love French auto design of the early '50s, '60s, early '70s of Citorens, Renaults, and Peugeots. They're so unique." - John Lasseter

"Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world." - Benjamin Franklin

"Christianity is a pestilent superstition." - Tacitus

"If evolution wins, Christianity goes!" - William Jennings Bryan

"Christianity is a fighting religion." - C S Lewis

"Christianity... is an Eastern religion." - Tom Robbins

"Humor (is) intrinsitc to Christianity." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Christianity is Christ plus nothing!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Culture eats Christianity for breakfast." - Peter Drucker

"A local thing called Christianity." - Thomas Hardy

"A local cult, called Christianity." - Thomas Hardy

"Nothing in Christianity is original." - Dan Brown

"Rediscovering the controversies that occupied early Christianity sharpens our awareness of the major issue in the whole debate, then and now: What is the source of religious authority? For the Christian the question takes more specific form: What is the relation between the authority of ones own experience and that claimed for the scriptures, the ritual and the clergy?" - Elaine Pagels

"The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome-not by favour of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable." - Thomas Huxley

"Throughout the early Christian period, every great calamity - famine, earthquake, and plague - led to mass conversions, another indirect influence by which epidemic diseases contributed to the destruction of classical civilization. Christianity owes a formidable debt to bubonic plague and to smallpox, no less than to earthquake and volcanic eruptions." - Hans Zinsser

"My mother converted when I was 16. She was the driving force behind religion in our family. So, I'm sure I was heavily influenced by that. But, I also was, and still am, convinced by the Catholic churches historical claims to represent the continuity with the early Church that other forms of Western Christianity lack." - Ross Douthat

"Religions in general have to rediscover their roots. In Hinduism and the Koran, animals are described as equals. If you walk into a cathedral and look at the decorations of early Christianity, there are vines, animals, creatures and birds thriving all over the stonework." - Margaret Atwood

"I study religion because I find it fascinating and problematic. But I struggle with the idea of what religion is, what being religious means. A lot of people assume that if you write about early Christianity, you must be some kind of Sunday-school teacher." - Elaine Pagels

"My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts; my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel." - Chinua Achebe

"It was a real surprise to me to come across the evidence that Christianity might once have been a danced religion. Certainly, some of the early church leaders thought this was great and spoke of what seems to have been circle dancing, perhaps around an altar." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too." - Paulo Coelho

"It's an absolute myth that early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Of course it doesn't." - Steven Conrad

"Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I was lucky because I got so successful so early, and when you get successful early, then you can afford to be a little bit humble." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"I'm really kind of boring - I'd rather go to bed early and get up early because I really value my time off, my time away from work." - Mandy Moore

"The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley. Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional, with a lot of voice and character." - Robert Morgan

"To me, the Craft is what Christianity was 2,000 years ago. It was a religion that was not corrupted. I personally think Jesus was a Crafter. We believe in all the things that he spoke of. The early Christians believed in reincarnation, and that was later removed from the belief system. Early Christians had a female Divinity, and that was taken out of their belief system, or as with Catholicism, replaced with Mary. Look at how incredible the growth in devotion of Mary is. It's amazing. The desire for a female Divinity is not just Wiccan. It speaks of a global need." - Silver RavenWolf

"The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths, have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people." - Aldous Huxley

"I let go of the notion that the Bible is a divine product. I learned that it is a human cultural product, the product of two ancient communities, biblical Israel and early Christianity. As such, it contained their understandings and affirmations, not statements coming directly or somewhat directly from God. . . . I realized that whatever "divine revelation" and the "inspiration of the Bible" meant (if they meant anything), they did not mean that the Bible was a divine product with divine authority." - Marcus Borg

"Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity." - Benjamin Disraeli

"It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight." - Rudyard Kipling

"The careful student of history will discover that Christianity has been of very little value in advancing civilization, but has done a great deal toward retarding it." - Matilda Joslyn Gage

"I consider Christianity to be one of the great disasters of the human race... It would be impossible to imagine anything more un - Christianlike than theology." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Christianity is such a silly religion." - Gore Vidal

"Why not give Christianity a trial?" - George Bernard Shaw

"Christianity isn't all that complicated ... it's Jesus." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"Christianity is in its nature revolutionary" - Walter Rauschenbusch

"Christianity = me moving out, God moving in." - Eric Ludy

"There is something very unhealthy about Christianity." - Adolf Hitler

"The Bible is the Constitution of Christianity." - Billy Graham

"I think Arminianism is death to Christianity!" - R C Sproul

"One ABC of Christianity: Always Be Cheerful." - Anonymous

"Christianity demands the crucifixion of the intellect." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Christianity is a battle, not a dream." - Wendell Phillips

"Unsaintly saints are the tragedy of Christianity." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity." - Samuel Johnson

"Christianity is a strangely cheery religion." - Flannery O'Connor

"Christianity is religion for the executioner." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Christianity is warfare, and Christians are spiritualsoldiers." - Robert Southwell

"Christianity is called the religion of pity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Refinement is the delicate aroma of Christianity." - Charlotte Mary Yonge

"Christianity ruined emperors, but saved peoples." - Alfred De Musset

"Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need." - A. B. Simpson

"Christmas is the Disneyfication of Christianity." - Don Cupitt

"The original language of Christianity is translation." - Lamin Sanneh

"Christianity is a metaphysics of the hangman." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Christianity is Platonism for the people." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"My goal is to destroy Christianity." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Millennials aren't looking for a hipper Christianity." - Rachel Held Evans

"Lourdes is the Blackpool of Christianity." - Tim Moore

"Christianity is a metaphysics of the hangman..." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Christianity, of course... but why journalism?" - Arthur Balfour

"I see Christianity in very humanistic terms." - John Shelby Spong

"Christianity is a religion for losers." - Ted Turner

"Christianity and democracy are inevitably enemies," - R.J. Rushdoony

"Christianity is a religion in a rush." - Yann Martel

"Christianity is in its nature revolutionary." - Walter Rauschenbusch

"Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity.'" - William P Young

"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable." - Martin Bormann

"Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity." - William P Young

"Imagine that Christianity is about loving God," - Marcus Borg

"Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The virtue of Christianity is obedience." - Julius Charles Hare

"True Christianity is love in action." - David O Mckay

"Christianity is a battle not a dream." - Wendell Phillips

"Christianity made us think there's one heaven." - Patti Smith

"Christianity is part of the common law." - James Wilson

"There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple - leaves with an early moon." - Alice Meynell

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"The secret of success is to get up early, work late and strike oil." - John D Rockefeller

"I learned very early in my life never to take counsel in my fears." - George S Patton

"Crooks are early adopters." - Craig Newmark

"When I workout early in the morning, the rest of the day feels so much better." - Robert Cheeke



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