Christian literary culture took strongly to this form of intellectual labor; at centers of book production like Caesarea, the chapter was both an intellectual tool and a style.
does this mean Christian literary culture was influenced heavily by it?
and in this context
He had never really taken strongly to either Kevin or Kirsty and I didn't like to push the subject.
does that mean he was not fond of either Kevin or Kirsty?
lastly I would like to know if this is correct usage:
"she had not taken strongly to the idea of ..."
meaning she was not fond of this idea