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:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/183078.aspx?PageIndex=1

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:

https://www.bu.edu/religion/files/2010/03/Jewish-Romans-PF-6-14.pdf

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

concerns

circumstances

social behaviors

spiritual edifying / defining experiences 

were?

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.

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