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Acts 15-17


Paul’s second missionary journey takes him, among other places, to Athens, the birthplace of ancient philosophy and center of the educational world.  Tertullian, a Christian scholar from the early 3rd century, famously distinguished the wisdom of the world from the wisdom of God by asking, ‘What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?’  Here is Paul, emissary of the good news coming out of Jerusalem, preaching to the learned minds of Athens.

His appeal to the unknown god of Greece reminds me of Lewis’ image of Christ as the fulfillment of all pagan myths.


From → [balderdash], [cs/gk]

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