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Heroism - Chapter 8
Transcript of Heroism - Chapter 8
How did a defeated messiah conquer Rome?
The Classical Hero
Alexander the Great 356-323 BC
left his empire "to the strongest"
created conflicts among his lieutenants, his kingdom was torn apart in half a century.
Augustus Caesar (63 BC-14 AD)
Ideal Roman hero
killed 300 senators and 200 knights
Napoleon tried to revive the Roman Empire
PERSON WITH POWER
Personal Bravery, physical strength skill in the use of arms
Crusades from 1095 and 1270 represented the Islamization of Christianity ... using the sword to promote religion
The Knights Templar began to transport money from Europe to the Holy Land
Became bankers, accumulated power and wealth brought corruption and trouble.
The Medieval Hero
Islamization of Christianity
Luther was not seeking to be a hero. He was being obedient to his conscience, wich he claimed to be obedient to the Word of God.
"This is not time to think of safety. I must take care that the gospel is not brougth into contempt by our fear to confess and seal our teaching with our blood."
The Bible Redefines Heroism
Jesus began a new era, with a new kind of Hero
Brutality x Love
Pride x meekness
Domination over others x Self sacrificing service
Be Served x Serve
The foolishness of the gospel was wiser than all the wisdom of Greek philosophers