Anf-02 vi.iv.i.xviii Pg 4.1
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.v Pg 22 But first a word about the expression “the world;” because in this passage particularly,5406
1 Cor. i. 21.
5406 Hic vel maxime. the heretics expend a great deal of their subtlety in showing that by world is meant the lord of the world. We, however, understand the term to apply to any person that is in the world, by a simple idiom of human language, which often substitutes that which contains for that which is contained. “The circus shouted,” “The forum spoke,” and “The basilica murmured,” are well-known expressions, meaning that the people in these places did so. Since then the man, not the god, of the world5407
5407 That is, “man who lives in the world, not God who made the world.” in his wisdom knew not God, whom indeed he ought to have known (both the Jew by his knowledge of the Scriptures, and all the human race by their knowledge of God’s works), therefore that God, who was not acknowledged in His wisdom, resolved to smite men’s knowledge with His foolishness, by saving all those who believe in the folly of the preached cross. “Because the Jews require signs,” who ought to have already made up their minds about God, “and the Greeks seek after wisdom,”5408
Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 18 they seem to themselves to be wiser2716
1 Cor. i. 21.
2716 Consultiores. than God; because, as the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God, so also the wisdom of God is folly in the world’s esteem. We, however, know that “the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”2717
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 1
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:24 Da 2:20 Ro 11:33 Eph 3:10