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In the monotheistic tradition. how is the idea of the saint alike and different from what we have seen in the previous idea of the hero?
Use examples from the lives of Hebrew, Christian, and/or Islamic figures to document your assertions.

Ambrosio, Francis J. Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life. Chantilly, Va: Teaching Co,
2009. Sound recording.

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In view of the Graeco-Roman hero of a figure like Odysseus, who fought in the Trojan War, and tried to get home to his wife and child, to the Classical citizen-hero of the philosopher king detailed by Plato, what differentiates these hero-types from the Christian saint?

Let us look at one example of a Christian saint spoken about in the New Testament as an exemplar. Saint Paul is characterized as a hero both in the Acts of the Apostles as well as in his own letters he wrote from prison to various Christian churches in the Graeco-Roman world during the first century C.E. First, there is an origin story about Paul. He goes through a dramatic change. He is set off from others by a direct clarion call from God. Paul changes his name....

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