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Unformatted text preview: 2. Athanasius criticizes the Greek philosophy in all of its aspects. He compares their methods to his own (and all followers of God, according to him), saying You do not hinder the teaching of Christ by your eloquence. But by the mention of Christ cruicified we put all demons to flight, whom you fear as if they were gods. While Greek philosophers used reason to reach their faith, Antony uses his faith in Christ to strengthen his reason. He claims that they ignore sight for arguments, when clearly the work of God is everywhere around them. He then says, for what we know through faith, you attempt to prove through words, and often you are not even able to express what we understand....
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- Spring '08