CHAPTER ONE The Perception of Paganism (Article, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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CHAPTER ONE The Perception of Paganism
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CHAPTER ONE The Perception of Paganism

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In one of his great missionary journeys, Paul of Tarsus, a Jewish convert to Christianity, came to Athens. Now far declined from its days of imperial greatness, the city was still the heart of Hellenic culture, and Paul found it to be “full of idols”(kateidôlos). He began to preach in the public space of the Agora, where certain of the philosophers for which the city was renowned considered him “an announcer of  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780674725201 9780674369511
Publication:Jones, Christopher P.; Between Pagan and Christian; 1; Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8183599368
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In one of his great missionary journeys, Paul of Tarsus, a Jewish convert to Christianity, came to Athens. Now far declined from its days of imperial greatness, the city was still the heart of Hellenic culture, and Paul found it to be “full of idols”(kateidôlos). He began to preach in the public space of the Agora, where certain of the philosophers for which the city was renowned considered him “an announcer of strange divinities (daimonia).” They brought him before city’s senior and most exclusive body, the Areopagus, and asked him to explain his teaching, “since you bring certain strange

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