Plundering the Egyptians: The Use of Classical Paideia in the Early Church

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The issue of the place of learning in Christianity is both contentious and old. Christianity is a religion of revelation: Jesus Christ has come into the world to make known his Father by the Spirit; and this has from the beginning, for some, been taken to imply that Christians need have nothing to do with learning, with the disciplines of human knowledge, with culture—with what the world has to offer. Christianity is not of this world, and should have nothing to do with it: don’t think, just repeat—preserve!
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrthodox Christianity and Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationTheological, Historical, and Contemporary Reflections
EditorsAnne Bezzerides, Elizabeth Prodromou
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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