I have wanted to see this for many years, and finally did. Absolutely great! I love seeing excellence. And to think that so many are consumed with excellence when it is only for a perishable wreath? How much more ought I as a Christian shoot for excellence! (I Cor. 9:24-27) It also makes me long for churches to be more like a great restaurant.
In many conversations over the years, one thing has proven true with those who struggle with the Christian faith: there are things all these folks believe that are not truly germane to walking with Jesus. I always mention to the surprise of these folks that if I thought the Christian faith meant some of the things they think it does, I wouldn’t stay within the Christian faith myself.
A terrific introduction to the similarities and differences between Paul and other philosophers.
I have been interested especially in how Christianity interacted with Stoicism. This book has much to offer in that regard. The various contributions are balanced and wise.
Recently, I interviewed C. Kavin Rowe on his influential book, One True Life. There is an entire chapter in Paul and the Giants of Philosophy dedicated to looking at the strengths and potential weaknesses of Rowe’s book. That chapter alone made this book a worthwhile read.