By John Granger Cook
Within the early centuries of what got here to be referred to as the Christian period, that new faith competed not just with Judaism but additionally with numerous conventional Greco-Roman spiritual ideals and practices. "Pagan" intellectuals learn the rising Christian scriptures and replied with opinions that provoked long and repeated rejoinders from modern Christian leaders. often times, those criticisms expected views that re-emerged many centuries later in sleek scholarship. John Granger prepare dinner deals the 1st distinctive description of the exegesis of 5 of crucial historical pagan critics of the hot testomony: Celsus, Porphyry, the nameless pagan mentioned by way of Macarius Magnes, Hierocles, and the emperor Julian.
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