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Scholar critiques book that argues Christians destroyed the classical world

December 21, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: The reviewer is David Daintree, director of the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies in Australia. The book is The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World, written by Catherine Nixey, a classicist who writes for The Times (London).

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 21, 2017 5:42 PM ET USA

    The cited article is closed for comments. One commenter said: "Christ never once refers to himself as the son of God." Christ did better than that. He referred to Himself as God. In John 8:58 He said: "before Abraham came to be, I AM" (ego eimi; as also in verses 24 and 28). In John 10:33 He said: "I and the Father are one." In John 18:5-8 He repeatedly refers to Himself as "I AM," the same words as used in Exodus 3:14 found in the LXX, Tanakh (Ehyeh), and Strong's Hebrew dictionary n. 1961.