PGCC Socrates As A Christian Thinker Philosophy Essay Help

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write a short essay of 4-5 pages on it using a very tight traditional construction: introduction with thesis and previewed steps of development, body with 3-6 paragraphs, and conclusion that restates thesis and steps very clearly.

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School: UT Austin

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Running head: SOCRATES AS A CHRISTIAN THINKER

Socrates as a Christian Thinker

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SOCRATES AS A CHRISTIAN THINKER

Socrates as a Christian Thinker

Introduction

Socrates lived in Greece and was executed in 399 BC by the state for questioning how
Athens used powers and the bad influence he had on the youth. Socrates’ crime was objecting
the ruling of the might and his role in exposing the sins of leaders of Athens. Over 400 years
prior to Christ, Socrates taught that one should never repay evil with evil, and instead live with
forgiveness. Socrates maintained that people should focus on pursuing virtue as opposed to
material wealth (Karlowicz, 2017). The present essay makes the argument that Socrates was a
Christian thinker because of his message on wealth, justice, and the unexamined life, which is
evident in the New Testament.

First, Socrates was dedicated to pursuing knowledge by posing various questions, each
meant to get to the truth. He believed in the need to pursue knowledge as the primary duty of all
individuals, and also as a way for people to escape their torments and physical existence.
Through his thought processes, Socrates strove to enable people to understand the beauty of
spiritual growth and the transient nature of material things (Karlowicz, 2017). With regards to
wealth, Socrates posited that it is a great danger, and all those focused on wealth do not love
themselves.

This is similar to the teachings of Jesus and the ...

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