Risponde Kyle Smith, del dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’universita’ di Toronto.

Is Christianity a Cult of the Dead?

 Short answer? Yes, Christianity is a cult of the dead. I know our minds go straight to the sinister, to the Jim Joneses and David Koreshes of the world, when we hear the word “cult,” but to call Christianity a cult of the dead isn’t to condemn it. It’s to celebrate the popularity of the martyrs and all the ritual practices by which they’ve been remembered and venerated—all the relics, shrines, feast days, miracles, and pilgrimages—that are the cultural centerpiece through which the story of Christianity itself can be told.

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