Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Larry Hurtado on Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
I enjoyed listening to this lecture by Larry Hurtado, emeritus professor of NT at the University of Edinburgh, on the distinctiveness of early Christianity in the Roman world. The lecture was given at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas on September 10, 2016. I liked his description of the Parthenon as an "ecumenical" temple and his stress on the exclusivity (intolerance) of early Christians with regard to their refusal to worship false gods, resulting in them being labelled as "atheists." Worth hearing.