Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism

Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism

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A Comparative Study of Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism
Often what is new in the homeschool market is just a dusting-off of what is old–a new cover, a new typeset, a tweak here, a nip there. But Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism is truly like nothing I have seen in all my twenty-plus years in the homeschool market.

Focuses on Four Critical Worldview Questions
This nine-month curriculum compares and contrasts ancient Near Eastern myths–lies, if you will–with Old Testament stories. Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism is the Christian reader's guide for the Sumerian novel Secret of the Scribe. It focuses on four critical worldview questions–Who is God? What is He like? Who is man? What is his purpose?–and why the answers to those questions matter.

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Christian Theology
Through the study, your child will gain a richer awareness of the magnificence of the Gospel. Ultimately, the goal is your child's deeper understanding of Christian theology. While Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism begins with your child reading paraphrased versions of pagan myths, by the completion of the course he will have read the very texts that college professors use to discredit the Bible. He will also see how the mistaken beliefs and temptations of the ancients have profound relevance even today. Heavy stuff, but all within the grasp of even a ten-year-old. Highly recommended.

The worldview expressed both in the novel and in the historical setting provides a spring board for discussion and reflection.

Please Note: The Engaging Thinkers Historical Novel Secret of the Scribe (available separately) is required.

From the Publisher

Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism (CTAP) is a nine month curriculum that compares and contrasts ancient Near Eastern myths with Old Testament stories to teach Christian theology.

Through this in-depth study of the ancient struggle with idolatry, students gain a compelling view of the uniqueness, coherence, and beauty of the Christian faith. The student is engaged in a journey that reveals just where the ideas of ancient polytheism and Christian monotheism lead. Along the way, they will discover that the misconceptions and temptations of the ancients have profound relevance for youth of the twenty-first century.

CTAP enables young people to grasp the grand narrative of God's Word and to recognize its central plot, characters and themes. This literary approach combined with the method of comparison and contrast cultivates higher level thinking skills and gives students a rudder with which to navigate the sea of competing ideas.

CTAP is the Christian reader's guide to Secret of the Scribe and contrasts the worldview of both the novel and its historical setting (ancient Mesopotamia) with Christianity. As a comparative theology arising out of a historical narrative, CTAP facilitates explanation of Christian belief within a setting that shows the student why these beliefs matter. It is our prayer that CTAP will be the parent's tool to train hearts and minds for Him.


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Publisher's Information
Author: Marcia Harris Brim
Pages: 284
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9780977070473
Publisher: Brimwood
Made In: USA

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Great resource!

Great resource!

Connects OT/Current Culture

Teaches SO WELL how the worldviews of culture in the O.T. parallel our worldviews today. Very relevant. Sets foundation for higher learning of worldviews and the terminology that goes along with it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.