Words from the outside
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 @ 00:19
The Church has not simply been influenced by books by
Christians, says John Pritchard. Others
have also had considerable effect
THE Christian Church has always been in conversation with its
intellectual context. St Paul was quick to interact with Epicurean
and Stoic philosophers in his debates on Mars Hill, and so began a
noble history of lively dialogue between secular writing and the
Christian thinkers soon engaged with Plato's views on the nature
of reality, and Aristotle's approach to happiness and ethics.
Plato's most famous book was The Republic, while Aristotle
left us only lecture ...
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