Jesus & Socrates

John W. Burgeson (
07 May 96 12:09:58 EDT

Joel Cannon wrote: "I have come become convinced that Jesus and the rest of the
encourages us in large part to think of ourselves collectively (body,
church, community, a city on a hill, a chosen people) rather than

It seems to me that we read the bible and see salvation and Jesus
individualistically more because of the biases an individualistic
culture has built into us."

I think Jesus encourages us in both the collectivist and individualistic sense,
Socrates only in the collectivist sense. No disagreement that all of us have our
cultural biases though!