Do Christians Get This Philosophical?

At a shiur about the nature of God the other day, a Jewish friend asked me if Christians get this philosophical.

“They’re far more philosophical than Jews,” I said. “Christianity is primarily about theology. Christianity is far more Hellenic than Hebraic. The Greeks invented philosophy. At church, you’ll find Christians talking far more than Jews do at shul about philosophical issues such as reconciling evil with an all powerful all beneficent deity. Christian clergy rarely worry about getting their congregants jobs, apartments or medical care. They worry about getting them salvation.”

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