[PDF / Epub] ⚣ 23. Athenagoras: Embassy for the Christians, The Resurrection of the Dead (Ancient Christian Writers) ✈ Athenagoras of Athens – Pocket-bikes.us

23. Athenagoras: Embassy for the Christians, The Resurrection of the Dead (Ancient Christian Writers)These Treatises Date From The Last Third Of The Second Century Athenagoras Of Athens Belonged To That Select Group Of Christian Laymen Known As The Apologists, Who Supported The Successors Of The Apostles In The Ministry Of The Faith By Defending That Faith And Pleading For A Just Hearing Before The Pagan Majority And Pagan Overlords.

[PDF / Epub] ⚣ 23. Athenagoras: Embassy for the Christians, The Resurrection of the Dead (Ancient Christian Writers) ✈ Athenagoras of Athens – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • 23. Athenagoras: Embassy for the Christians, The Resurrection of the Dead (Ancient Christian Writers)
  • Athenagoras of Athens
  • English
  • 20 January 2017
  • 9780809100361

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  1. says:

    Athenagoras was one of the second century Christian apologists authors who sought to defend Christianity against its detractors through their writings Compared to the other apologists of his era, there is reason to believe that Athenagoras had formal philosophic training than his peers it seems possible that Athenagoras followed the traditional philosopher s career path before converting to the Christian faith later in life, giving his writings a slightly different flavor than the other early apologies Just two of his works survive Embassy for the Christians A carefully written plea for justice for the Christians, on philosophical grounds, presented to the emperor Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus Athenagoras first complains of the illogical and unjust discrimination against the Christians and of the unfair treatment they suffer, before taking on the commonly raised charge of atheism A technically strong piece with a sound logical foundation, although Athenagoras doesn t really add a lot of new material to the apologies that came before it.On the Resurrection of the Dead The first complete exposition of the resurrection doctrine in Christian literature Written later than the Apology, to which it may be considered sort of an appendix After dealing with the standard objections, Athenagoras seeks to prove the logical possibility of a resurrection in view of either the power of the Creator or of the nature o...


  2. says:

    An early Christian apologist making the case for Christianity Really remarkable to see such a developed trinitarian theology so early Wonderful, short read.


  3. says:

    In the Embassy Athenagoras address Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus to refute common accusations against Christians that they were atheists, cannibals, and licentious In the Resurrection Athenagoras defends the resurrection from the dead He first answers objections to the idea He notes that if one believes that God created all things, he should have no difficulty believing that God can resurrect people He notes the objection that humans who decay are eaten by creatures and therefore cannot be reconstituted He notes that not all that is eaten becomes part of the creature some passes through And even what is eaten does become part of another creature it does not become so permanently Finally, he argues that it is not unjust for bodies to be raised It is unclear why he thinks some consider resurrection unjust Athenagoras then moves to positive arguments for resurrection First, God s motive for creating man argues for the resurrection Athenagoras denies that God made man for his own needs, for he has no needs, nor did he make man for the needs of other creatures, for man stands at the pinnacle of creation Rather God made man so His goodness and wisdom would be manifest upon the face of all His handiwork This purpose argues for an eternal existence for God s image bearers Second, man s nature argues for the resurrection Man is comprised of both an immortal soul and a body Since God created man with these two parts, the body must be...

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