Stoics (and Epicureans) in the Brick Testament

Acts 17:18: “Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him [St Paul]. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.”

I’m going to guess that the Stoic philosopher is the one with the beard. (The Stoics liked their beards.)

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  1. Well..at least the ‘stoick” is actually trying to listen, unlike the two epicureans. Btw, you might be interested in an essay called “Stoic influences on Saint Thomas Aquinas” by Donald Langston of New College in Florida. it appears in the rich anthologyGrammar and Grace;Reformulations of Aquinas and Wittgenstein, edited by Jeffrey Stout and Robert McSwaineand published by SCM.

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