And I Call this a Blog

This weekend Skarphedin set out to embarrass other bloggers. First he put up a thoughtful description of twenty-five things about the New Testament that make him skeptical. (I expect I’ll be working through the list and responding to an item or two at a time over the course of the next month or so.) He then followed that up with a series of cultural surveys: Ancient Quotations: the golden rule in positive form (a very judicious selection); Ancient quotations: returning evil with goodComparing Christianity & Judaism with surrounding culturesAncient quotations: equality. Altogether a pretty amazing set of resources for thinking about Christianity and comparing its values with those of other ancient cultures and philosophies—and more generally for getting a sense of moral thought in the ancient world.

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