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Jesus the Logician

September 5, 2008

For the few readers out there who might not be aware of it already, there is a great article by USC Professor of Philosophy Dallas Willard titled Jesus the Logician whereby Willard claims that Jesus is the greatest thinker ever.  Here is a taste to get you interested:

“Jesus’ aim in utilizing logic is not to win battles, but to achieve understanding or insight in his hearers. This understanding only comes from the inside, from the understandings one already has. It seems to “well up from within” one. Thus he does not follow the logical method one often sees in Plato’s dialogues, or the method that characterizes most teaching and writing today. That is, he does not try to make everything so explicit that the conclusion is forced down the throat of the hearer. Rather, he presents matters in such a way that those who wish to know can find their way to, can come to, the appropriate conclusion as something they have discovered–whether or not it is something they particularly care for.”

You can find the full article here.

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