Ronald Williamson Archive

Was The New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy?

SummaryMany college students still encounter outdated charges that first century Christianity and the New Testament were heavily influenced by pagan philosophical systems. Prominent among such claims are the following: (1) elements of Plato’s philosophy appear in the New Testament; (2) the New Testament reflects the influence of Stoicism; and (3) the ancient Jewish philosopher Philo […]

Was the New Testament Influenced by Philo?

The following is an excerpt from Christian Research Journal article DA242 by Ronald Nash. The full article is available by clicking the link below. At the beginning of the Christian era, Alexandria, Egypt — an important center of the Jewish Dispersion — had become the chief center of Hellenistic thought. The large colony of Jews […]