Athens and Jerusalem

April DeConick of Rice University has some thoughts about Athens and Jerusalem, and has invited others to blog on the subject. I may post later, once I catch up with other things.

Here’s the fuller stating of the question:

“What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What concord is there between the Academy and the Church? What between heretics and Christians? Our instruction comes from ‘the porch of Solomon.’…. Away with all attempts to produce a mottled Christianity of Stoic, Platonic, and dialectic composition!….With our faith, we desire no further belief.” Tertullian, De Praescriptione Haereticorum. (Ante-Nicene Fathers, volume 3, p. 246)