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The Stoic-Christian Connection Discussion, Level 2 Event

We aren't a Christian group and many of our members aren't Christian; this is less about the merits or value of Christianity than it is the historical roots of Christianity based, in part, on Stoic writings. We discuss Seneca, neo-Stoicism, and more.

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The Stoic-Christian Connection Discussion, Level 2 Event

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+2

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About the Event

Greetings fellow Stoics!

Today we're hosting a discussion on the historically Stoic roots of Christianity. Stoicism is not a denomination of Christianity, Christian principles are not inherent in Stoicism, but rather, as we will see, early Christian founders, theologians, and Church leaders and scholars incorporated some Stoic principles into their religion. This especially goes for their ethics, but, as we will see, Christianity does distort and transform Stoic metaphysics and logic into something more unrecognizable and more akin to religious than philosophical doctrine.

This is a level 2 event, which means you must be familiar with some basic Stoic concepts and have some experience living Stoicism already in order to feel comfortable in this discussion. Please consult the details on what level 2 means here: https://www.berlinstoics.com/event-organization.

There are various resources we ask you to use to get familiar with the topic at hand. You don't have to become an expert, just familiarize yourself with some of the texts published on the topic. The following sources should give you a solid introduction.

You can also post further recommended reading on the topic or related topics in our discussion forum: https://www.berlinstoics.com/forum/recommendations/theology and make sure to attach #taoism and the end of your post.

Today's discussion will run 1.5 hours. We don't partition the time, but we will always connect the theory to practice. Please submit specific prompts you would like discussed either here in our forum https://www.berlinstoics.com/forum/weekly-prompts/june-10-2021-christianity-prompts or in our Telegram group chat (more on this below). You can submit yours right up until the start of the event and the facilitator, Steve, will select a few to cover.

A couple of words: (1) If you haven't already, you can join our Telegram discussion group and our announcements channel by contacting us with your cell number and we'll add you. (2) The link to this event will be active between 20 and 10 minutes ahead of the start time, and we use https://meet.jit.si/ for our video conferencing. (3) Lastly, we have recently been streaming our events live on youtube and saving them on file, especially for those who cannot make particular events; at the start of each event, Steve will of course ask if everyone is okay or anyone has a problem with this. Furthermore, we only share recordings afterwards if we reach the threshold of 4 participants (other than the facilitator).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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