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Eric Francis Osborn (1922 - 2007) was Professor of New Testament and Early Church History at the Theological Hall of Queen’s College in Melbourne, Australia.
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- The farmer needs to learn different skills if he wants to cultivate, just as the doctor and hunter need to learn many things if they are to heal or hunt. And so must he who wishes to gain from the scripture and from Christ learn all rational and logical skills. He must go to geometry, music, grammar and philosophy itself and take from them what is useful, in order to defend his faith against those who plot to destroy it. If he does not do this, he is, as Plato says, like the athlete who turns up unprepared for the games.
- Clement of Alexandria (Cambridge University Press: 2008), p. 63