When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 26, 2010 - Religion - 266 pages
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Christian theology shaped and is shaping many places in the world, but it was the Greeks who originally gave a philosophic language to Christianity. John Mark Reynolds's book When Athens Met Jerusalem provides students a well-informed introduction to the intellectual underpinnings (Greek, Roman and Christian) of Western civilization and highlights how certain current intellectual trends are now eroding those very foundations. This work makes a powerful contribution to the ongoing faith versus reason debate, showing that these two dimensions of human knowing are not diametrically opposed, but work together under the direction of revelation.
  

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User Review  - LudieGrace - LibraryThing

This book is a great help for someone like me, who has had little exposure to ancient philosophy. As an introduction, it offers a necessarily simplified look at the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn White - Goodreads

Well written history and summary of thought from the pre-Socratics to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, up through Saint Paul speaking in Athens on Mars Hill. Well worth the read. Read full review

Contents

BUILDING ATHENS Philosophy Before Socrates
23
THE DEATH OF A GOOD MAN
55
THE IDEAL PHILOSOPHER Plato and His Teachings
69
FOLLOW THE LOGOS WHEREVER IT LEADS What Is a Dialogue?
88
IN LOVE WITH THE GOOD
123
THE CITY IN WORDS On Justice
150
THE LIKELY STORY The Timaeus
174
BREAKING WITH THE MASTER Aristotle and the Other Path
185
THE MIDDLE WAY Aristotles Ethics
203
PREPARING THE WAY FOR CHRIST Hellenistic Philosophy
221
A POSTSCRIPT Where Do We Go from Here?
246
READING LIST
255
Index
259
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John Mark Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is the provost at Houston Baptist University and the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute. Reynolds lectures frequently on ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, home schooling and cultural trends. He has taught philosophy at several colleges and universities, and he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the philosophy of science at Biola University. He regularly appears on radio talk shows, such as the Hugh Hewitt Show, and actively blogs on cultural issues at patheos.com and for the Washington Post's online column On Faith. His books include Three Views on Creation and Evolution(Zondervan) and The Great Books Reader (Bethany House).

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