| ||Dimitris Angelis|
Oi Ekdoseis ton Filon, 2006
In his latest book, Dimitris Angelis continues his research into late antiquity by exploring the meaning of philosophy for the Greek Apologists. Having first asked whether a Christian philosophy is possible, the author concludes that it is, but only under certain conditions. He asserts that the relationship between belief and discourse had its beginning in the second century AD with the Apologists. They were educated Christians who undertook to explain their various personal convictions, drawing on theoretical examples from the armoury of national literature.
The paradox with these writers is that they did not base their arguments on Holy Writ as theologians would, but primarily on philosophical, intellectual activity. Yet despite all the similarities between Christian and classical thought that can be observed in their work, the new creed brought about a paradigm shift in what had until then been the natural and cultural world view.
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