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  • From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians should Read the Pagan Classics

    06/22/2019 11:46:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | Louis Markos
    Tertullian, the toughest and most uncompromising of early church fathers, once asked a question that is still with us today: What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? That is to say, is there— indeed, should there be—a meeting ground between the Judeo-Christian strain that proceeds out of Jerusalem and the Greco-Roman (humanist) strain that proceeds out of Athens? As far as Tertullian was concerned, the answer to his question was simple: nothing. Nevertheless, despite Tertullian’s rejection of the link between Athens and Jerusalem, Christian thinkers for the past two millennia have continued to ponder his question. Can the basic tenets...