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Unformatted text preview: new philosophers and the old, established priests and politicians the 16/80 C. Truth vs. Myth 1. No clear distinction was made between 1. religion and philosophy religion 2. Some of the early philosophers were 2. more like shamans and mystics than scientists and philosophers scientists 17/80 3. In fact, the philosophers themselves 3. often considered Homer to be the true originator originator 4. This quest for truth was put to an end in 4. 529 CE (AD) when the Christian emperor Justinian banned pagan philosophy at Athens (although it continued in exile) Athens 18/80 5. But by this time, Greek philosophy was 5. so dominant, that it became the tools of medieval and Renaissance philosophy along side of the Christian Scriptures along 19/80 6. In fact, several tenants of Christianity 6. seem to arise from Greek philosophy (not only among Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Baptists -- but perhaps even more so among Orthodox, Syriac, Slavonic and Coptic Christianities) Coptic In fact, some Christians believed (and In perhaps still do) that some of the ancient Greek philosophers were influenced by Scripture or were somehow instructed by the god of Christianity the 20/80 7. Just a few of these Greek philosophical 7. influences include a. The soul is it’s own entity a. b. Hell is a physical torment 21/80 c. There are two opposite powers in the c. universe: good and evil universe: d. There is a distinction between a world of d. perfection (either now or to come) and this world world e. The true abode of humans was outside of e. this world this 22/80 f. That the Son of God could actually have f. a physical body (eventually viewed as heretical by the churches centered in Rome and Turkey) and g. That sin was a real thing (as opposed to g. an absence of the good) an 23/80 h. Church asceticism and purgation seems h. to arise from this (from flagellation and painful pilgrimages (in the middle ages and even now in Equatorial countries) to merely an emotional crisis that seeks catharsis in saying the Rosary or walking down the aisle (for Baptists)) aisle 24/80 i. Today Open Theists and some Proce...
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