CPX: Humilitas (1)
Humility means, to hold your power for the good of others or to redirect your influence for others. It has not always been seen as a quality to be desired; in Ancient Greece and Rome humility was not a virtue. Dr. John Dickson begins his discussion on his new book about humility showing that the value placed on humility was radically transformed by Jesus' death on the cross. Crucifixion was the most shameful place you could be in the Roman world and Jesus went there. His followers were forced to conclude that either Jesus wasn't as great as they thought or that they needed to redefine greatness.
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The Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) is an Australian-based organisation that offers a Christian perspective on contemporary life. They seek to promote the public understanding of the Christian faith by engaging mainstream media and the general public with high quality and well-researched print, video and audio material about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. www.publicchristianity.org.