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Bibil Identifier bibil:202266
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “Read It Also to the Gentiles”: The Displacement and Recasting of the Philosopher in the Vita Antonii
Author Urbano, Jr., Arthur
Journal Church History (Volume: 77, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 877-914 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In his correspondence with the Corinthian community, the Apostle Paul addressed the problem of factionalism, his criticism aimed particularly against a faction of educated members who regarded their knowledge as evidence of social superiority. He countered these types of claims to superiority by proposing a dichotomy of wisdoms—“the wisdom of this world” and “God's wisdom”:
Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
DOI 10.1017/S0009640708001571
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 1 Corinthians
Terms παιδεία
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