did pagan beliefs still persist among the peasants in middle ages in Europe?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Generally, they were the most accepting believers 

  • User
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Yes, of course.

    The Christianization of Europe was a slow and very lengthy process.

    The whole of Europe was not Christian

    (by which I mean: there were still nations in Europe with some form of paganism as the state religion)

    until 1387.

    So:

    until 1387

    not only among the peasantry

    but also among the nobility and royalty.

  • JASON
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Probably. Until the christians threatened them with violence or death.

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You obviously have no idea what the word Pagan means!!!!!!!!

    PAGAN - A follower or believer in any non Christian group or religion.

    Therefore everyone in the world who is not Christian is by the definition pagan!!!!!

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes.  Some European countries weren't Christianised at all until the fourteenth century.  Roman Catholicism also incorporated a lot of pagan beliefs.  It isn't really a class issue.

  • 3 months ago

    Of course they persisted, otherwisethey may have been completely lost to us. Sometimes treated as old folklore and superstition like we do today. Sometimes old rituals were still performed in secret to avoid persecution.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Of course. The word pagan derives from Latin pagus meaning country dweller. Catholicism is literally founded upon paganism. Read Hislops book The Two Babylons. Rome is the biblical "mystery Babylon." 

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    There still is pagan beliefs today.

  • 3 months ago

    Modern religions are full of pagan beliefs.

  • 3 months ago

    Such beliefs are still prevalent today.

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