Christian Identity In Contextual Analysis

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Throughout the history of Christianity, the ways in which Christians have understood and identified themselves are almost as numerous as Christians themselves. These definitions of identity have come into being for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes Christians understand their identity over and against a prevailing culture. At other times, Christians understand their perceived identity as the dominant culture. In either case, and in all the nuanced situations that exist between those two points, Christians have set their own identity in response to their specific cultural setting. This reactionary influence on determining both communal and individual Christian identities has contributed significantly to the development of “in” and “out”
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