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Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Edwyn Bevan


284 pages

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First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually exclusive, and that to understand fully their mutuality and reciprocity it is necessary to examine the distinct history of both: their individual provenances, their fusion and interpenetration, and also, their future together.

The first chapter attempts to indicate the significance of Hellenic culture in its relation to Eastern civilisation. The extinction of Paganism at the time of Augustine is examined, as is a selection of moral issues associated with the Christian life, as that is interpreted by the author. Finally, the notion of ‘progress’ is investigated with specific reference to the position of Christianity in the modern world.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The East and the West 2. Bacchylides 3. The Greek Anthology 4. The First Contact of Christianity and Paganism 5. The Gnostic Redeemer 6. Between Two Worlds 7. The Prophet of Personality 8. Dirt 9. The Paradox of Christianity 10. Human Progress 11. The Problem of Eschatology 12. Reason and Dogma 13. Christianity in the Modern World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / History
RELIGION / Christian Church / History