I checked at our store today, and lo and behold, we do have the book "How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God." I added it to our website, with the following description (actually, only the first two paragraphs would fit - but you get all three!). It is a very good book, well worth the reading.
Jon "How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God" brings profound new insights to the Trinitarian doctrines of "orthodox" Christianity. With clear and precise documentation, the book shows how these doctrines migrated into early Christianity from Greek philosophy. The various aspects of Trinitarian belief are isolated, linked to their Greek sources, and carefully analyzed to show how they differ radically from biblical teaching. The writings of early Church Fathers, portrayed in their historical context, show that during the second century theological concepts taught in Platonism were adopted as Christians struggled to end Roman persecution. Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a famous Stoic philosopher, was putting Christians to death because their beliefs did not conform to the Hellenized religion of the day. The book shows that the early Church Fathers sought to save their people's lives by re-defining the Christian God in Greek terms. Their efforts brought metaphysics to Christianity and ushered in concepts like the Trinity. After presenting the historical setting in which these philosophical errors were embraced as Christian doctrine, the book compares orthodox Christian theology today, called "classical theism," to biblical teachings. The book identifies how Greek philosophy has influenced each of the major attributes of God taught in classical theism. Modern theologians are challenged on numerous doctrinal points that found their way from Greek philosophy into ancient creeds, but are found wanting in the light of careful theological, historic and scientific analysis. This book constitutes a major challenge to those who accept the tenants of classical theism, but do not know the many aspects of their doctrine that are based on Greek philosophy. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================