epicureans, epicurus, ambrose, augustine, christian, knowledge, theophilus
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Illuminating for an understanding of the patristic mind in general is an examination of the techniques and forms of rebuttal that the fathers employed in opposing Epicureanism. Basically these methods fall into four categories: religious answers, debaters' tricks, stock arguments, and appeals to "science."
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Job 26:7; John 14:6; John 17:3; Philippians 3:7-8; Matthew 19:29; Ecclesiastes 11:25, 27; 1 Corinthians 6:13; Acts 17:24; Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Luke 15:11-32;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Jungkuntz, Richard P.
"“The Weapons of Their Warfare": A Study in Early Christian Polemic,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 38, Article 45.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol38/iss1/45