Sarah Griffis

Sarah Griffis, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, recently published an article “Christian Interaction with Greek Tragedy in the Second and Third Centuries,” in Classical Outlook, a peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the American Classical League.

In the article, Griffis describes a charged ambivalence toward Greek tragedy: early Christian thinkers like Clement and Tertullian warned vehemently against familiarity with tragedy, precisely because this familiarity revealed fundamental shared concepts. At the same time, these Christian thinkers capitalized on that familiarity, using it to make distinctively Christian claims. 

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