I am not going to cite any specific article (it’s at Calvinist International), for if I do my email inbox will be filled with “why did you misrepresent us?” What is the Hellenization Thesis? I think it is the claim that “Greek philosophy corrupted Hebraic forms of thought.” Well, if that’s what it is then it is wrong. I think Harnack and later liberals claimed that. I don’t think anyone is claiming that today.
When I read these CI articles, I get a long quote by some scholar (whom I’ve no intention of reading) and very little analysis of said scholar.
But still–we can identify “Greekness” and note how it is opposed to Hebraic thought-patterns.
- Contrast Methodius of Olympus’s view of sex with Proverbs 5.
- Does definition = limit?
- Being vs. Becoming
- Derrida’s comments on writing
- Priority of heaving over seeing (faith is always contrasted with sight; not knowledge. Even the Greek words for obedience and seeing testify to this, though I don’t want to read too much into the etymology). The Word of God we hear in Scripture reposes in the divine Being. That is the objective ground in our knowledge of God.
- Is there a Philonic aisthetos cosmos/noetos cosmos distnction?
- Name one Greek church father that praised marital, messy sexual intercourse?
Some more questions:
Which culture did Paul primarily have in mind when he wrote Romans 1:18-23? Yes, I realize it is universally applicable, but I think the answer is somewhat close to home…