Wednesday, November 14, 2018 |
Column: Archives —
Topic: Civilization —
Learn & Obey
A Creative Tension Is the Wellspring of Western Civilization
by Cameron Wybrow
As I discussed in previous Archives columns (see Salvos 31 and 36), Christian views on the relationship between Greek philosophy and the teaching of the Bible have varied over time. The extreme view, expressed by Tertullian and some later writers, is that the influence of Greek philosophy upon Christian thought has been corrupting and that a Christian civilization would do well to turn its back upon the Greeks in the name of the Bible. But there have also been a variety of harmonizing efforts (e.g., by . . .
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