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Podcast Throwback: What hath Greek Philosophy to do with Christianity?

It was the church father Tertullian who famously quipped, “What hath Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Many Christians today have joined Tertullian in pondering this question, and have concluded that the answer must be “nothing.” Greek Philosophy, it is assumed, offers nothing whatever to Christianity, and the Christian faith is obscured and tarnished by the incorporation of Greek philosophical ideas. But is this true?

In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett interviews philosopher and theologian, Peter Kreeft, to examine this very question.


Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the executive editor of Credo Magazine and the host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which won the 2022 Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. He is writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College.  He loves his five grandchildren, four children, one wife, one cat, and one God.  His 95 books include: Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Christianity for Modern Pagans, and Fundamentals of the Faith.

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