Date

2009

Department

Seminary

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Chair

Leo Percer

Primary Subject Area

Religion, General; Religion, History of; Theology

Keywords

Apologetics, Celt, Dizerega, Druid, Neo-pagan, Saints

Disciplines

History of Religions of Western Origin

Abstract

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.