Plato Is Not Complete Trash

Plato 2When Christianity became the dominant religion in the Roman Empire many scholars were unsure with what to do about early Greek sources like Plato. It is believed by many today that Christians wanted to do away with all of the work by unchristian philosophers. Tertullian was the great exemplar of this view. His view was, “What has Greek philosophy to do with Christianity.” As long as he has the word of God he needs nothing else. This view is not the way we should look at the Greek philosophy. Justin Martyr said that we could use the work of Plato and others in many areas. Plato struggled to find truth in all his work, however we can pick apart his philosophy and make it complete with the truths of the bible.

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