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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 P.C. scholars take Christ out of B.C.


ALBANY, N.Y. -- In certain precincts of a world encouraged to embrace differences, Christ is out.

The terms "B.C." and "A.D." increasingly are shunned by certain scholars.

ducators and historians say schools from North America to Australia have been changing the terms "Before Christ," or B.C., to "Before Common Era," or B.C.E., and "anno Domini" (Latin for "in the year of the Lord") to "Common Era." In short, they're referred to as B.C.E. and C.E.

The life of Christ still divides the epochs, but the change has stoked the ire of Christians and religious leaders who see it as an attack on a social and political order that has been in place for centuries.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2005/4/27 11:56Profile

 Re: P.C. scholars take Christ out of B.C.

I always thought B.C.E. meant "Before the Christian Era", and C.E. meant "Christian Era".

 2005/4/27 15:13

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