Category Archives: Colossians

Witherington on Jesus as Wisdom

On page 204 of Jesus the Sage, Ben Witherington III states: “What is especially daring about the idea of Jesus taking the personification of Wisdom and suggesting that he is the living embodiment of it, is that while a prophet … Continue reading

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Where’d the Stoics Go?

Source: David Sedley, “Introduction,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 12. “The pattern of post-classical survival largely represents the intellectual fashions that already prevailed in later antiquity, fashions which led … Continue reading

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Stoic Religion

Source: Glenn W. Most, “Philosophy and Religion,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 315. “The Stoics define god as ‘intelligent, a designing fire which methodically proceeds towards creation of the … Continue reading

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