Definition of pre-Christian in English:


Syllabification: pre-Chris·tian
Pronunciation: /ˌprēˈkrisCHən


Of or relating to a time before Christ or the advent of Christianity: the pre-Christian world
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  • Chapter 3, on pre-Christian Egyptian monasticism, along with a paragraph on Sufi mysticism, is too sketchy and vague to be of much help.
  • Some scholars believe it is possible to trace the region's devotion to the Virgin Mary to the mother goddesses of pre-Christian religions.
  • Their pre-Christian religion could be described as animism - the belief that everything is alive with natural or supernatural spirits.

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