Master of Arts (MA)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, History of; Theology
Apologetics, Celt, Dizerega, Druid, Neo-pagan, Saints
History of Religions of Western Origin
Smitherman II, William Tennison, "An Apologetic to the Neo-Pagans as Represented by Dr. Gus DiZerega" (2009). Masters Theses. 117.
The current trend of multi-religious observance can be traced to various root sources. In particular, the advocacy of Christianity and another religious tradition is particularly strong within Neo-Pagan circles. Through historical investigation, as well as response to the writings of Dr. Gus DiZerega, a prominent Neo-Pagan proponent, these connection will be made. It will be posited that the core of modern neo-pagan belief and perhaps that of modern Celtic Christianity are found in similar traditions. This study, while not exhaustive is a beginning to a fruitful conversation between Christians and Neo-Pagans. It also provides a bridge to see that there is difference between the two.