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The religious practices and beliefs of the eastern Mediterranean population following the conquests of Alexander up to the time of the early church.
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hellenistic ReligionsThe conquests of Alexander the Great (336–323 b.c.e.) altered for all time the history, culture, languages, and civilizations of the peoples of the eastern Mediterranean and Asia. To fulfill his dream of uniting as much of the known world as he could under his rule, Alexander established
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HELLENISTIC PERIOD. The Hellenistic Period (332–63 bce) is a designation that modern scholars give to a period of time that began with the arrival of ALEXANDER THE GREAT and Greek culture to Palestine (see HELLENISM). Though some people actively resisted the cultural changes that were imposed (see MACCABEES,
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hellenization of Christianity
HELLENIZATION OF CHRISTIANITYBy this is meant the penetration into Christianity of beliefs and practices which originated in the pre-Christian or non-Christian culture of ancient Greece. Generally speaking, this is now regarded as a positive development by most Roman Catholic and Orthodox theologians,