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    Brief History of Christianity and Spirituality

    Brief History of Christianity and Spirituality. Witness unto death or martyrdom – The early Christians were killed because they would not renounce their faith and belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Messiah, the Son of Man and Son of God. Spiritual disciplines – Could consist of solitude, sacrifice, penance, prayer, fasting, service and abstinence. Mysticism– Visionaries who seek spiritual union with God. Often have visions, or inner or outer locutions. (It is interesting to note that Syriac Christianity used feminine symbols for the Holy Spirit. The Hebrew word for ‘spirit’ is ‘feminine’. Feminine images for God were used. In the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, God is seen as female.…