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  1. Monotheistic Dances part 9

    After the events of 135 AD, much of Jewish theology seemed to change. It had two experiences with 'false' Messiahs, and both had cost them dearly. Now, the Jews were forced from their homeland. With no hope of a temple, Judaism was finalized in its Rabbinic form, with the Rabbi replacing the Cohan, or Priest. The community was centered around the synagogue, and and the celebrations were centered around the home and synagogue. Being widely dispersed with the majority in Persia/Parthia, the sense ...
  2. Monotheistic dances part 8.2

    When you look at the unfolding history of the second revolt, we are struck by the similarities and differences. In both cases, Jewish Christians had to make some choices about belief and where they would place their heart. In the first reolt, it all happened so quickly, the church just had to be watchful as Jesus had taught them. In the second revolt, the Jewish Christians were forced to make the choice. In the first. the persecution seemed to be an after thought, as if killing the Christians might ...
  3. Monotheistic Dances part 8

    So far, we have seen how change and historical setting have affected the Dance. We have charted the moves across history as regards the three main ones, and particularly of late with that of Christianity. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century people began to make changes to content, teaching, and even added their own 'revelations', much like Muhammad did. We also charted how a disillusioned and mislaid Lutheran church in Germany was robbed of its' witness by Adolf Hitler. Hitler ...
  4. Monotheistic Dances Part 7_a

    When we last left the German in the pew, he was faced listening to a pulpit that was shorn of its biblical perspective, and caught up in the rising tide of German nationalism that was the Third Reich under Adolph Hitler. Under Lutheran theology and the civil structure of the land, Adolph Hitler controlled the purse strings of the church and the right censure, and even imprison those who opposed him, even if from the pulpit. This Hitler had already begun to do with a vengeance. It should be noted ...
  5. Monotheistic Dances Part 7

    As we have see, the history of the Dance has been fraught with not only theological perils, but physical also. In the cans of Islam and Judaism, the dance led to the exile of two tribes in Medina and the eradication of a third. There is a historical parallel between this and Adolf Hitler that many are loathe to make. But, for Mohammad, it was the inevitable outcome of his need for Jewish acceptance as a Prophet of their own, and an acceptance of his revelation on a par with their own torah. In ...