Cristian Ispir

About Cristian Ispir

Dr. Cristian N. Ispir is a medievalist researching the classical tradition and Transylvanian book culture with the Center for the History of the Book in Romania. He holds a Ph.D. from King's College London.

Reflections on Christ and the Classics

By |2019-01-03T15:48:07-05:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Dante, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gospel Reflection, Great Books, History, Homer, Virgil|

In a certain way, Christ is both priest and offering, a self-sacrifice transcending both concepts. This is something the classical world found disquieting… The extent to which the pagan classical world and Christianity are able to tell a common story has had an uneven history. In late antiquity, the Church Fathers were reluctant disciples [...]