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The Beginnings of Germanic Christianity


While conventionally the period after the fall of the Roman Empire in the West is thought of as an age of darkness, in fact it was the formative period of a new culture. Christian missionaries brought a form of Christianity to the Germanic peoples that had strong Greco-Roman elelments. While the intention was to Christianize and civilize these "barbaric" people, in the end, a new form of Christianity developed in which Greco-Roman cultural elements were combined with aspects of Germanic culture.


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