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The Concept of God in Middle Platonism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with the philosophical school that influenced Clement most, Middle Platonism. Middle Platonist philosophy is represented by three of its main exponents: Alcinous, Atticus, and ... More


Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apophatic theology claims that God is unknowable, and this book investigates the earliest stages of Christian apophaticism. It focuses on the writings of Clement of Alexandria (around AD 200): his ... More


Philo

Andrew Louth

in The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Philo was a devout Jew who defended the traditional customs of his faith. The bulk of his writings consist of commentaries on parts of the Pentateuch in the Septuagint version. He is important for ... More


The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

John Dillon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this book, John Dillon investigates the development of the Academy in the 70 years after Plato's death in 347 b.c. He discusses the careers of the Academy's chief figures, in particular, ... More


The Age of Synthesis

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson discusses the origins of syncretism, or the growing convergence of Platonism, Aristotelianism, and Stoicism, focusing mainly on the Old Academy Platonists Speusippus and ... More


From Science to Silence: Clement of Alexandria and Origen

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 2 engages the theological epistemology of Clement of Alexandria. It argues that Clement portrays Christian faith along the lines of what Aristotle called ‘science’ (epistêmê), though he also ... More


Platonism in the ‘Middle’

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter attempts to delineate the nature of Middle Platonism by exploring the doctrines of the soi-disants followers of Plato assuming their common commitment to Ur-Platonism (UP), as the ... More


Framing Questions: God and Evil in Paradox

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The second chapter explores the ontological status of evil and the problem of evil in Origen's theodicy. It argues that Origen's definition of evil as the privation of the good and his formulation of ... More


Daniélou and the Twentieth‐Century Patristic Renewal

Bernard Pottier

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gifted with an exceptional temperament, a capacity for hard work, and a bold personality, Cardinal Daniélou published more than 60 books and 200 articles. As a young Jesuit, he founded the Sources ... More


A Later Stoic Theory of Compatibilism

Susanne Bobzien

in Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247677
eISBN:
9780191597091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247676.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Central passages: Alexander of Aphrodisias On Fate 181–3, 189, 192, 205, Nemesius On Human Nature 105.6–106.13; Although in the first three centuries AD there were several Stoic theories of fate in ... More


Science and Explanation

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Hankinson discusses Ptolemy, whose geometrical model was the most sophisticated development in ancient astronomy, at the beginning of this chapter; but the main focus is on Galen's comprehensive ... More


Plato Systematized: Doing Philosophy In The Imperial Schools: A Discussion of Justin A. Stover (ed.),

Mauro Bonazzi

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 53

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198815655
eISBN:
9780191853197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815655.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The paper is an examination of an anonymous Latin text, which has been tentatively attributed by its editor, Justin A. Stover, to Apuleius. This text contains the summaries of several of Plato’s ... More


Gregory of Nyssa on the Soul (and the Restoration): From Plato to Origen

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, Gregory’s treatment of the soul is examined against the backdrop of philosophical treatises On the Soul and in conversation with Origen’s psychology and On the Resurrection (while ... More


God: The Sole Ultimate Reality

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The biblical and patristic witness to the doctrine of divine aseity and God’s status as the only uncreated (agenētos) being is expounded in detail through a careful exegesis of original texts. The ... More


Fate, Free Will, and Ancient Jewish Types of Compatibilism

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Josephus’s evidence regarding Pharisaic, Sadducean and Essene beliefs on fate and free will. Drawing comparisons with biblical material, rabbinic literature, Dead Sea Scrolls, ... More


Limitless Bounding: The Valentinian Body of Christ

Karmen MacKendrick

in Material Mystery: The Flesh of the World in Three Mythic Bodies

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294541
eISBN:
9780823297450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294541.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christianity is formed around a very strange figure: that of a god who is also an embodied human and whose function is to save or redeem humankind. This chapter focuses on the particular version of ... More


Proclus’ Place in the Platonic Tradition

Harold Tarrant

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

While Platonists are generally committed to a non-materialist worldview and the idea that human happiness is attained by caring for the immortal soul, they show less agreement on how the founding ... More


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