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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.
the Social Crisis, Christianizing the Social Order, and A Theology for
Constantine laid down the legal, fiscal, and structural foundations for Christianizing the world.
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.
Another example of the church's talent for Christianizing non-Christian symbols was the popular Egyptian goddess Isis.
But as the old adage has it about canines and tricks, the theological education establishment, if BTI is any indication, has yet to give up on the old habit of Christianizing the social order.
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.
He became greatly interested in the wars with the Indians, wars he accounted for as a punishment from God for the sins of the Puritans, particularly for their not Christianizing the Indians.