REL 1350 05 Apologists 2015 - The Apologists: Christianity...

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The Apologists:Christianity and Culture(REL 1350 Weaver)Remember: Christians an illegal religion until the 4thcenturyPagan AttacksCriticismoMoral debasement-c__________ (Eucharist/Lord’s Supper), incest, orgies(Agape love feast)oSocial aloofnessoPolitical t______-no military, public office, no sacrifices to emperoroAtheism – Christians wouldn’t worship the Roman ______oBeliefs in Incarnation/Resurrection absurdReply to Pagan Charges via the Apology (Defense of the Faith)One approach was Separation from World/Cultural SeparatismoChrist ________ Culture approachoTertullian: Who needs Greek philosophy?It is pagan and will polluteChristian thought.“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem, What has the Academy to dowith the _______?”He affirms the Rule of Faith – no need to investigate furtherThe Blood of the Martyrs is the _____ of the ChurchoDevelopment of MonasticismRejection of the WorldMove to the desert for communion with GodoFounder: St. A______(San Antonio)Hermit

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