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Bridging the Divide: Christian Volunteering

December 4th, 2007 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Ideas or action?
The divide goes back millenia.  Aristotle and Plato promoted the life of contemplation–theoria–as superior to the life of action–praxis. It is a tension which Christianity has never been able to escape.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.