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Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Michael Legaspi

Abstract

The roots of modern culture lie in ancient soil. On this fertile ground grew a two-sided tradition, a dialectical relation between the legacies of ancient Greek civilization on the one hand and theological perspectives based on the Jewish and Christian scriptures on the other. Later periods—the late antique, medieval, and early modern—attest to the fact that, despite essential differences, Greek philosophy and biblical interpretation formed a lasting cultural synthesis. Part of what made this synthesis possible was a shared outlook, a common aspiration toward wholeness of understanding that re ... More

Keywords: wisdom, tradition, classical wisdom, biblical wisdom, Homer, Job, Socrates, Plato, Jesus, Paul

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190885120
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190885120.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Legaspi, author
Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies, Pennsylvania State University