Stoicism in Early Christianity

Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00004995
Released: Nov 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441233677
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Highlighting the place of Stoic teaching in early Christian thought, an international roster of scholars challenges the prevailing view that Platonism was the most important philosophical influence on early Christianity. They suggest that early Christians were more often influenced by Stoicism than by Platonism, an insight that sheds new light on the relationship between philosophy and religion at the birth of Christianity.