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adapt in the name of Christianity

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convert to Christianity

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Mara Kozelsky's Christianizing Crimea explores the process by which Russian Orthodoxy claimed Crimea as Christian territory in the nineteenth century.
Thus, Charlotte Goddard has emphasized the orthodoxy of the Neapolitan poets in their Christianizing adaptations of De rerum natura, while Alison Brown, surveying the Florentine fortunes of Lucretius from Bartolomeo Scala beginning in the 1460s to Machiavelli in the 1520s, shows how the text served an anti-idealizing view of human nature: grounded in Lucretius's account of the primitive origins of mankind and his kinship with animals, itself deployed as an revolutionary alternative to Medicean myths of the Golden Age.
Nevertheless, I think that this example is helpful for demonstrating how the Reformation idea of a Christianizing transformation of society works.
The three papers in `Church and society' focus on the Christianizing of Ireland, Europe, and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Britain.
She suggested that the ROTC presence, instead of Christianizing the military, actually "militarizes a Christian campus.
Another example of the church's talent for Christianizing non-Christian symbols was the popular Egyptian goddess Isis.
With regard to Africa, that invention has been colored by the need to rationalize and charter Europeans' destruction of civilizations, their enslavement and subjugation of African peoples, and the expropriation of their resources -- all in the name of humanizing, christianizing, and "civilizing" the African.
College London) focuses on the Spanish influence in Christianizing the Maya, because they were responsible for the ruined churches she excavated at Lamanai and Tipu, but keeps in mind that after the initial conquest, the native population would be exposed to all kinds of Europeans in the colonial milieu.
Christianizing Crimea offers a fascinating historical perspective on the various forces that helped transform Crimea from a mostly Muslim Tatar land into one of the holy places of Christian pilgrimage within nineteenth-century Russia, as well as into a special case study of Christian renewal in the post-Soviet era.
Adapting the faith to modernity results, not in Christianizing the latter, but in de-Christianizing the former.