Explain the lasting influence of Greek and Roman roots in Western civilization and Western Christianity.

The Greek roots of the Jewish people (notably the Septuagint) dominated Western Christianity and Western Civilization until the Protestant Reformation.  The original Hebrew text and culture were not valued or seen as relevant until Luther’s days.  In a reversal of sorts, modern Protestants do not affirm the prominence of the Septuagint in the early days of the church.  Alexander the Great created tremendous change in this time period that we can trace much of Western Civilization back to this era.  The prominence of philosophers Aristotle, Plato, Socrates grew out of Alexander the Great’s connection to these individuals.  Again, much of the way of life in Western Civilization derives its roots from these scholars and philosophers.

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One Response to “Explain the lasting influence of Greek and Roman roots in Western civilization and Western Christianity.”

  1. Lys Avra Says:

    This could be a little more expository, but I like it. it sums up the general idea very nicely.

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