I have always found it remarkable that the philosophy known as stoicism that was developed before Christ was born and that had its anticedents in Greek culture could bear such a close affinity with Christianity. This work explores this affinity via a thorough investigation of one of the premier works of Stoicism, the "First Book of the Discourses of Epictetus". What follows on this website is a complete book that comprises a study of the subject, based on a course I wrote a few years ago.
The format is very easy to follow. After an explanatory preface the first book of "The Meditations" of Epictetus commences. Each paragraph is interspersed with an explanation of the meaning, philosophical connections to Christianity, historical context, and personal application. Each chapter heading is spelled out in the table of contents below and will be comprised of several web pages.