When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought
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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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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FOLLOW THE LOGOS WHEREVER IT LEADS What Is a Dialogue?
IN LOVE WITH THE GOOD
THE CITY IN WORDS On Justice
THE LIKELY STORY The Timaeus
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