Paul of Tarsus versus Pliny the Younger and Emperor Trajan about the value of Christianity

Primary Source Project for Chapter Six

Citations

"Sermon at the Areogagus by Paul of Tarsus (ca. AD 90)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 123-124. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in Acts of the Apostles, vss. 17:15–34 (KJV).

"Letters by Pliny the Younger and Trajan (ca. AD 112)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 1124-125. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in "Attitude of Pliny and Hadrian." In The Library of Original Sources, edited by Oliver J. Thatcher, vol. 4, 7–9. Milwaukee: University Research Extension, 1907.
Another version here.

 

Further Links and materials for study

"In the Footsteps of Paul." <http://www.pbs.org/empires/peterandpaul/footsteps/>.

Biography of Saul (Paul) of Tarsus from Jewish Encyclopeida of 1906. <http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/11952-paul-of-tarsus>.

Paul FAQs. <http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2004/04/Paul-Faqs.aspx>.

Saul of Tarsus. <http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/condensed-biblical-encyclopedia/saul-of-tarsus.html>.

Latin of Pliny and Hadrian's letters.
<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=urn:cts:latinLit:phi1318.phi001.perseus-lat1:10.96.1>

Biography of Pliny the Younger <http://www.livius.org/pi-pm/pliny/pliny_y5.html>.

Fox's Book of Martyrs and martyrdoms under Hadrian <http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe7.htm>.

Pliny's World. <http://www.brucemacbain.com/plinys-world.php>.

 

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