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Christians, Gnostics and philosophers in late antiquity

Author: M J Edwards
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Variorum, ©2012.
Series: Collected studies, CS1014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What did the pagan gods mean to a Christian poet of the fifth century? What did Paul quote when he thought he was quoting Greek poetry? What did Socrates mean to the Christians, and can we trust  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Edwards
ISBN: 9781409448228 1409448223
OCLC Number: 781499126
Description: 1 volume in various pagings : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Christians and pagans in dispute. Quoting Aratus : Acts 17,28 ; Some early Christian immoralities ; Justin's logos and the Word of God ; Satire and verisimilitude : Christianity in Lucian's 'Peregrinus' ; Xenophanes Christianus? ; Pagan and Christian monotheism in the age of Constantine ; Notes on the date and venue of the 'Oration to the saints' (CPG3497) ; Dracontius the African and the fate of Rome --
Gnostic thought and its milieu. Gnostics and Valentinians in the Church Fathers ; Neglected texts in the study of Gnosticism ; Pauline Platonism : the myth of Valentinus ; The tale of Cupid and Psyche ; Porphyry's 'Cave of the Nymphs' and the Gnostic controversy --
Christianity and the Platonic tradition. Socrates and the early Church ; Origen's Platonism : questions and caveats ; Ammonius, teacher of Origen ; Birth, death and divinity in Porphyry's 'Life of Plotinus' ; Porphyry and the intelligible triad ; The figure of love in Augustine and in Proclus the Neoplatonist.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS1014.
Responsibility: Mark Edwards.

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