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Some Thoughts on “Hebraic Thought” vs. “...

Moses Hadas, writing of the perceived radical divide between Hebraic and Greek thought and life, notes that in 1 Corinthians 1:22 the Apostle Paul characterized the Jews as seeking after signs and the Greeks as seeking after wisdom.  This remark provides a biblical root for a dichotomization between “Hebraic” and “Greek” which has come to […]

Is There Such a Thing as “Western Culture”?

Like probably most adults my age, I’ve thought about world history for years in terms of abstractions like “Judaeo-Christian culture” and “Greco-Roman culture” and “Western culture.”  Recently I’ve encountered arguments that such talk not only vastly oversimplifies the fantastically rich tapestry of history, but also underwrites a good bit of intellectual sloppiness on the part […]