Third, and most importantly, this view assumes that the great thinkers of early Christianity, the Church Fathers, were less intelligent and self-aware than we are today; that they made simple childish blunders which we need to clean up 2,000 years later. This fact is Early Christians shunned the use of any images in their worship, observing the Ten Commandments as the foundation of Christian conduct. But this didn’t mean that Aristotle’s analysis of four different “causes” for everything, or his development of an ethics of virtue, were equally unbiblical or harmful to the gospel. The result is an enrichment of ideas which have proved enormously helpful for Christians to understand their own beliefs better. Hellenization or Hellenisation is the historical spread of ancient Greek culture, religion and, to a lesser extent, language, over foreign peoples conquered by Greeks or brought into their sphere of influence, particularly during the Hellenistic period following the campaigns of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC. You may also retrieve all of this items metadata in JSON at the following URL: https://archive.org/metadata/jstor-3155556, Uploaded by (Page 32 says: “Too often modern theologians erect a disastrous partition between ‘biblical’ faith and theology’s chronic ‘Hellenism’, as if the Bible were never speculative or as if hellenized Judaism did not provide the New Testament with much of its idiom; Hellenism is part of the scriptural texture of revelation, and theology without its peculiar metaphysics is impossible.”), Boersma, Hans. Home › Essays › Ancient Civilization › The Seeds of Christianity: The Hellenization of Judaism. Hellenization and Christianity. Home › Essays › Ancient Civilization › The Seeds of Christianity: The Hellenization of Judaism. However, this view contains some problematic assumptions. View more articles from The American Journal of Theology.View this article on JSTOR.View this article's JSTOR metadata. The term is used in a number of other ancient historical contexts, starting with the Hellenization of the earliest inhabitants of Greece such as the Pelasgians, the Leleges, the Lemnians, the Eteocypriots in Cyprus, Eteocretans and Minoans in Crete (prior to Classical antiquity), as well as the Sicels, Elymians, Sicani in Sicily and the Oenotrians, Brutii, Lucani, Messapii and many others in territories constituting Magna Graecia. The periodization of the Hellenistic Age, between the conquests of Alexander the Great up to Octavian's victory at the Battle of Actium, has been attributed to the 19th-century historian J. G. Droysen. Hellenism did not infiltrate the Christian belief of monotheism, but it did reject it, and Christians (and Jews) paid a heavy price for their faithfulness. The Seeds of Christianity: The Hellenization of Judaism By snowconenyc on 2014-08-09 • ( 0). The forces of gnosticism and Hellenistic society reshaped these teachings. New Haven, Conn. ;London: Yale University Press, 2003. Be the first one to, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, The American Journal of Theology, Volume 20, https://archive.org/metadata/jstor-3155556, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3155556, JSTOR Early Journal Content, The American Journal of Theology, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Home; Subject; Religion; At enough time of the first EkklÄsia there was an ongoing turmoil between Hebrew Judaism and Hellenic Judaism. Some Christian home-school groups. 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