Yes, Christianity DID incorporate elements of earlier religions. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Although there are no written records of the ancient Celtic people, there are a number of reliable books by scholars that are worth reading. I have nothing negative to say about it, let it be your steppingstone to increase your knowledge,....as you can tell,...I LOVE ❤️ it, Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2017. Pagans are stepping up in all kinds of ways. Ronald Hutton is one of the best scholars out there when it comes to the history of Paganism in the British Isles. 6 comments. 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There's a problem loading this menu right now. These are in no particular order, one, because they are all very good, and two, because they deal with such vastly different subjects it would be unfair to rank them. I also want to get Early Bird Books newsletter featuring book deals, recommendations, and giveaways. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Here are our picks for the best mythology books. This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 2 (2009). Although there is no written first-hand record of their activities, Eliis delves into the writings of contemporaries from other societies - Pliny the Elder wrote extensively about the Celts, and Julius Caesar's Commentaries include frequent references to the people he encountered in the British Isles. John Ciardi (New York: Mentor, 1957), 226–27. Whether you’re setting out on a Pagan path for the first time, or have been committed to one for many years, this informative book will help you in expressing your own beliefs and understanding those of others. His book, The Druids manages to smash through some of the stereotypes about Druidic practice and culture, and does so in a way that isn't over the head of the typical reader. EARLY BIRD BOOKS. When you sign up, you're also agreeing to receive regular free content and occasional promotions through email. 93% Upvoted. Obviously we couldn't list every book, yet we believe this list is a good start. This essay is adapted from the Introduction to From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics (InterVarsity Press, 2007).