Plato was not a Christian

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Contra Zwingli –

“Plato has also drunk at this heavenly spring. And if the two Catos, Scipio, and Camillus, had not been truly religious, could they have been so high-minded?”

There is a certain known Biblioblogger out there who, following in the way of Clement of Alexandria, believes that Christianity and Platonism can be mixed. I’m not going to say he’s wrong, but when he is burning in the fires of hell, I’ll let Abraham tell him he was wrong.

Just saying…

Tim Gombis has a three part series up on spirituality and humanity, which sorta involves Plato. He begins by writing,

For many Christian people, spirituality is set against our humanity.

Okay, jokes aside about Plato – these articles are worth reading.

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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