Cultures of the West

Cultures of the West

1. What caused a need for a document like ‘The Nicene Creed’ (source 7.4A) and how was it designed to be used? 2. According to ‘Minicius Felix, Octavius ch. 30, “Ritual Cannibalism Charge Against Christians”‘ (source 7.4B), from what specific practices of the Christians did the charges of incest and cannibalism ultimately, if mistakingly, derive? 3. How does ‘The Gospel of Thomas’ (source 7.5) reveal the effect of ‘secret’ knowledge imparted among Gnostic Christians? 4. How does Octavius in ‘Minicius Felix, Octavius ch. 30, “Ritual Cannibalism Charge Against Christians”‘ (source 7.4B) turn the charges of incest and cannibalism against non-Christians? 5. According to ‘Pliny the Younger, Letters’ (source 7.2), how did Pliny the Elder’s scientific curiosity lead to his death in 79 CE? …