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The contemplative life ; The giants ; and, Selections

Author: Philo, of Alexandria.; David Winston
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©1981.
Series: Classics of Western spirituality.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology contains the basic vision of Philo (c. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.), the greatest Jewish mystic, philosopher and theologian of the Graeco-Roman era.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philo, of Alexandria.; David Winston
ISBN: 0809123339 9780809123339 080910315X 9780809103157
OCLC Number: 7739783
Description: xxi, 425 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Philosophical exegete of Alexandrian Jewry --
Philo's theory of creation --
Philo's mysticism --
Philo's significance --
The contemplative life --
The giants --
Selections from Philo's other works: Autobiographical --
Scriptural exegesis --
The divine mind --
Cosmogony --
Souls, angels and daemons --
The divine transcendence --
Knowledge and prophecy --
Worship --
Mysticism --
Providence, theodicy and miracles --
Ethical theory --
Moses and the law --
Universalism and particularism.
Series Title: Classics of Western spirituality.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Philo of Alexandria ; translation and introduction by David Winston ; preface by John Dillon ; [cover art, Liam Roberts].

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