Godliest culture, ethnos, individuals through time... research ideas.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 4 2019 6:40 PM

Browsing some threads I came upon:


So a spin off in the following way is my query:

 MJ. Smith: RN2124 Jews and Christians in a Roman Imperial World [in English] (I sem.): Prof. Katell Berthelot

Bear with me:

I am a lay sheep but highly enthusiastic of theology.  The above course caught my eye, and I tried to find the syllabus corresponding to it to no avail.

Googling around I found:


Amazing write up.

Quoting from it: (page 28)

"Whichever reconstruction one prefers, a presupposition of contact (whether hostile, friendly, or both) undergirds all. But the adversarial rhetoric qua rhetoric is itself part of the problem: its great formal stability hinders the effort to see in the surviving literature the actual beliefs, concerns, circumstances, and social behaviours of ideologically warring contemporaries."

Eventually I am interested in trying to find out which groups, ethnos, individuals, etc. had at some point displayed / possessed, the godliest culture / best Christian Culture at their particular time.

I am trying to find a unifying sub-thrust in it all if existing.

To do that I must recur to my Library and my resources, how can I determine what the true:

actual beliefs



social behaviors

spiritual edifying / defining experiences 


How can all this amazing packages, bundles, etc. help me do such research?

Do you know of any resources that touch on the godliest groups, individuals, cultures through a timeline to be able to study the best of the best through time?

Thanks ahead of time for your input.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 4 2019 8:06 PM

See response in other thread.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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