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The Christian Conspiracy

How the Teachings of Christ Have Been Altered by Christians

Dr. L. David Moore

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Is it Christianity, or is it Heresy? In the first five centuries after the Crucifixion, a series of politically sponsored ecumenical councils were held to determine church doctrine. The winners at these meetings defined the nature of Christianity, the contents of the Bible, and acceptable interpretations of the gospel. The losers were labeled heretics.

Though few modern church-goers know about the men and circumstances which shaped those doctrines, the vast majority of Christian parishioners worship in accordance with the ecumenical councils - and not necessarily with the teachings of Christ - every day.

In The Christian Conspiracy, Dr. L. David Moore reviews the circumstances behind these world-shaping events and compares the choice of the ecumenical councils with the known philosophy of the historical Christ. Among the topics reviewed are:
The Nature of Jesus Christ
The Definition of a Christian
Soul and Salvation
Reincarnation and Karma
Celibacy and Sexuality
Religious Tolerance vs. Conversion by the Sword

With this sequel to Christianity and the New Age Religion, Dr. Moore makes accessible a wealth of information previously available only through years of academic research. The Christian Conspiracy provides a sound historic background for bridging the gap between Christianity and universal tolerance among all religions.

Students and teachers of all paths will value this work as much as a reference resource as for its fresh and useful insights.

Table of Contents

Notes from the Author
p. 1
p. 11
p. 15
Book One
History of the Christian Church:
From Christ [33 CE] to Justinian [553 CE]
p. 17
Chapter OneBackground Informationp. 21
Chapter TwoThe Important Events
1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2. Biblical Writings
3. Other Writings or Phisolophies
4. Missionary Journeys and the Apostolic Tradition
5. Proposals not Accepted as Christian Doctrine
6. The Edict of Milan
7. The Fist Five Ecumenical Councils
8. Conflicts Which Created Schisms Within the Church
9. The Establishment of a Canonical Bible
10. Books Which Were Omitted From the Canon
11. Summary and Conclusions
p. 27
p. 28
p. 30
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p. 82
p. 86
pp. 89-92
Chapter ThreeMiscellaneous Important Events:
553 to the Present
Western European Christianization and
Monastic Movement
Heaven and Hell
Conversion by the Sword
The Crusades
The Cathars, the Waldenses and the Inquisition
Sorcery and Witchcraft
The Conquistadors
Francis and Clare of Assisi
The Reformation
Vatican II
The New Age
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Chapter FourSummary and Commentsp. 121

Book Two
How the Teachings of Christ Have Been Altered by Some
Who Followed Him

p. 125
Chapter OneAnalysis of the Changes
1. Christology [Definition of Jesus Christ]
2. Christian [Definition of a Follower of Christ]
3. Apostolic Tradition
4. Salvation
5. Soul
6. Intolerance
7. World Affairs
8. Reincarnation
9. Angels
10. Sex or Sexuality
11. Summary

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Chapter TwoThe Results of the Changesp. 209

Book Three
Summary and Conclusions

p. 217
Appendix AAn Expanded Glossary of
People and Controversies
Appendix BEarly Creeds of the Church
Appendix CDetails of the Fifth Ecumenical Council
Glossary of Terms
p. 225

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