From: Paul S. Dixon (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 27 1998 - 19:21:55 EDT
On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 10:59:17 -0700 "Jane Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> This is just what I feared from Jane Harper's comment that if one
>> Apostolic Fathers, one can be "edified" as well as expand one's
>> non-canonical Greek. I really don't know whether she meant by that to
>> that reading "pagan" Greek authors is not edifying.
>Not in the same way. However, I was sloppy in omitting a word that
would >have clarified .. "first". My comment was meant to say that, as a
>the NT I would prefer to read the Fathers first [or at least some of
>before attempting secular authors. [Please note I NEVER said "pagan".
> I used to be one! :) ] I also have some misgivings about using works
>written in Attic Greek to enhance one's fluency in Hellenistic
Greek--but as a
>newbie, I'm talking through my hat without data on that one.
I used to think the term "pagan" carried a derogatory connotation, but
later came to realilze its use does not necessarily mean that at all.
was the way I was using it recently, but it seems others are seeing a
derogatory sense in it. Perhaps "secular" is a better way to describe
non-sacred or non-canonical literature.
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