Argument from Conduct

by Scott D. Hendricks

Let us astound them by our way of life rather than by our words. For this is the main battle (megale mache), this is the unanswerable argument, the argument from conduct. For though we give ten thousand precepts of philosophy in words, if we do not exhibit a life better than theirs, the gain is nothing.

~ St. John Chrysostom

Theodore G. Sylianopoulos, The Way of Christ (Brookline: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002), 26-27.