Popular terms and definitions of the CDR

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Popular terms and definitions of the CDR

Postby Lucius Curtius Philo » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:01 pm

Salvete!

Let us take a moment and talk about definitions and the meaning behind words. Many of the terms used within the CDR were co-opted by Christians during late antiquity. This process resulted in the meaning of words like religious, pious, sacred and so on being changed. Sometimes these changes were subtle, sometimes they were dramatic. These changes are all important as they can alter our understanding of the CDR for better or for worse depending on our appreciation of the words.

This link covers some important terms and how they are best understood within the CDR context.

http://romanrepublic.org/bibliotheca/wi ... tions.html

valete.

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