Sci 3 - Class 3 Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:34 PM LAST...

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Class 3 Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:34 PM LAST LECTURE: New territory of science This boundary is new 18th, 19th century founded by science Patristic Period Link 2 concepts, we understand science practice relates to secular institutions Scientific values and influence in the public sphere is linked to secularism today as it was in the past Greek Philosophy and From earliest dawning of Christianity Christian intellectuals Plato and Aristotle to early middle ages Christianity v. Pagan Religion Monotheistic and Credal
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Moral and not material emphasis Mircales not magic Humanistic Personal salvation Made in God's image Individualistic Radical selfless--ness Part of a search for meaning Christianity was very small faction before--pagans were everywhere Pagans thought Christianity was superstitious Early Christianity has atagonisc relationship with religion and intellectuals 12:38-43 With God, I fyou only worship god for stuff, he'll cast you into hell Pagans worship to get something from their gods Pagan: Magic could come from all sorts of places People, material objects…etc. Christianity: Magic becomes miracle The only way this could have come about, is through God's power He's not going to fix things in this world, but save you in the next Now the search for meaning is part of a religious faith The Gods didn't care too much for you so your meaning is found within yourself P: If captured, you'd kill yourself rather than lose your reputation (where your meaning lies)
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C: Not so. Life is a gift from God and you're not allowed to throw it away. Tertullian Patristic Father 155-220 CE Be on your guard warns the apostle Paul: do not let your minds be captured by hollow and elusive speculations based on traditions of man-made teaching centered on the elements of the natural world and not on Christ. All the wisdom of the world is folly in God's sight. He's intellectual, smart. Read all the Plato and Aristotle and still becomes Christian. He explains Christianity in fact.
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