Paul spent much of his life in the Hellenistic world where the majority of Jews were dispersed. But apparently he had considerable misgivings about those whose philosophy centered solely on the wisdom of the Greek world. Accordingly, the expounded to the Corinthians what he found as a new and better worldview. To know "Christ crucified," argued Paul to both Jews and Greeks, was to know "the wisdom of God" (see 1 Cor. 1:18-25). Yet, by the middle of the second century, "Christianity ultimately accepted and used Greek philosophy ." As the "new" Israel sought to gain a hearing for the gospel among the Gentiles, the Church moved, as it were, further from Mount Sinai and closer to Mars Hill.
- from page 90, Our Father Abraham