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2023 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary

When: June 9, 2023, 10:45 am - Friday

Where: The Grand Hall in the Learning Center


Session Abstract

When Paul spoke in Athens, he was on trial for subverting the state with foreign religion. Christians today are often suspected of bringing dangerous ideologies into public life. The attempt to bypass or trump that charge with a shrill but shallow would-be ‘Christian’ worldview merely confirms such suspicions. What can we learn from Paul’s subtle but powerful defense of the gospel, his intricate dismantling of the philosophical options of his time, and his challenge to the wider culture? How can we learn to address our confused world as Paul addressed his?


N.T. Wright, Oxford University, "Defending the Gospel, Challenging the Culture: Urgent Lessons from Paul's Speech in Athens"

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