Thus, Athanasius is actually the Hellenist and Arius is the Hebraist (albeit, perhaps one of the exteremely Philonic variety). If anything this shows that the revelation of God as Triune is just as subversive of an allegedly pure “Hebraic” notion of God’s being as it is of the “Hellenic” theology that is so often decried. It is, in the parlance of Scripture, both a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Subverting "Hebraic" and "Hellenic" ontology
I just posted a great quote from Halden's blog here. Within a few minutes I came across this fascinating post and just have to share it. Here's his conlusion: