Toward a Post-Apollonian Theology

Leithart, Peter J.
January 1995
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan1995, Issue 49, p13
Focuses on the influence of the Apollonian deity on Christian theology. Concept of modern theology on the Supreme Being; Impact of the willingness to adapt Christianity to Greek and modern philosophical theism on Christian thought and life; Distinction of the biblical revelation of God from the Apollonian deity of philosophy.


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