Chapter Two The Concept Of Christian Philosophy:. . After

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Chapter Two the Concept of Christian Philosophy: After looking at the problem of Christian philosophy and why it should receive such a name. Now we will see what is the concept of Christian philosophy. The easiest way to understand the concept of Christian philosophy is to know the reason many cultured men who were not christian at all but converted to Christianity in different historic period. It would be interesting to know why many philosophers are drawn to Christian in order to get a meaningful solution to their philosophical problem rather than they could have found in philosophy as such. To understand better the concept of Christian philosophy it would be good to go back to the origins of the binning of Christian influence on…show more content…
In the Jewish religion salvation is obtained through the observance of the laws and the obedience of God who manifested himself in powerfull and glorious way to his people (Israel). On the other hand the Greek’s salvation was gained by a way of certitude of will by the natural light of reason. So what did Christianity offer both Jewish religion and Hellenistic thought? Christianity confess that salvation is given by faith in Christ crucified which is a huge scandal to the Jewish who were waiting for powerful Messaih and were offered a scandalous weak God and for the Greeks whom only search for intelligence and were offered the absurdity of a God-man who was crucified on a cross like a thief and was raised after three days. Christianity was just a scandal for the world and was in opposotion to the wordly wisdom. It is written in the Scripture: “ I will distroy the wisdom of the wise, and the prudence of the prudent I will reject.Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the World? For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom kwew not God”2. The wisdom of God distroys the wordly wisdom because through God’s wisdom we receive the knolegde of Him. The foolishness of God is wiser than men’s, for example the Greeks who searched for wisdom were never able to know God. The foolishness of the cross and the weakness of the Son of God is wiser and stronger than

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