The setting for Paul's greatest speech was altogether unique. Athens was where Socrates, Apollo, and Aristotle had expouded their deep ideas. Where our cities cherish their sporing arenas, Athens had an open center for new ideas.
Each of the cities of northern Greece and Macedonia had been so loyal to its own families of gods that they had cast aside Paul, and his adherence to a single creator.
Fled south to Athens. Paul found a warmer welcome there. Summong up his belief in the single creator by saying, "He is not far from any of us, for in him we live and move and have our being."