Monday, January 19, 2009


In The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, Tim Keller makes some interesting observations about early Christianity -

"It is hard for us to realize this today, but when Christianity first arose in the world it was not called a religion. It was the non-religion.

"So the Romans called them 'atheists,' because what the Christians were saying about spiritual reality was unique and could not be classified with the other religions of the world.

"The irony of this should not be lost on us, standing as we do in the midst of the modern culture wars. To most people in our society, Christianity is religion and moralism. The only alternative to it (besides some other world religion) is pluralistic secularism. But from the beginning it was not so. Christianity was recognized as a tertium quid, something else entirely."

- Tim Keller, The Prodigal God, pages 13-14.

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