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Was Christianity responsible for the decline of the classical world?

Was Christianity responsible for the decline of the classical world?

September 8, 2023

Question: Was Christianity responsible for the decline of the classicalworld?

 Answer: I don't think so. I think Rome was in decline for a long timeafter it stopped being a republic and became imperial. I think thedecisive generations here are the generations before and after Julius Caesar,and that's already like two generations before the lifetime of Jesus.

 Now, thereafter Rome did have many good elements, but it was increasingly about political domination especially in the bad sense, increasing bureaucracy and the spread of more decadent cultural philosophies. So, Rome had been in slow decline for centuries and Christianity was just one of many religions kicking around the Mediterranean basin at the time. 

 By the time it became the official state religion in the early 300's, Rome was already declined and ripe for the picking.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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