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Re: Chaplain's Chat
« Reply #91 on: November 02, 2020, 11:25:21 pm »
What I found amusing is how hard those that were instrumental in the foundation of the Christian faith strove to minimize and remove the influence of Greek philosophers.  Then allowed them to be blended in through the writings of Augustine and Aquinas.   One of the very ones both Philo and Josephus pushed and quoted, Aristotle, are foundational in the writings of the other. 

Amazing how a thousand years (40 CE for Philo's death to 430ish CE for Augustine or 1270ish for Aquinas) can change viewpoints on this point.   

If I tried to write a theology opus that blended Spurgeon, Wesley, and Erasmus I would be shouted out from every corner of the globe.   The times how they have changed.
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