The muta has indeed very much the same function as the demiurge of Neoplatonist
Written with verve and authority, this study raises the profile of the brilliant and much-understudied Neoplatonist
, who was exiled under the Emperor Constantine, and died in c.
The specificity of the Christian revolution did not lie in the difference of its pantheon from those of Greece and Rome--the "pagan" Neoplatonist
, Celsus, was more monotheistic than was his Christian opponent, Origen.
Verbeke further places Avicenna's thought on the subject of motion, place and time in its historical and hermeneutical context by examining his Aristotelian and Neoplatonic predecessors, such as Damascius and his pupil, Simplicius, and Christian Neoplatonist
philosopher Philoponus; the views of Themistius and Alexander of Aphrodisias, together with those of Neoplatonic philosophers Plotinus and Proclus are also considered.
He distinguishes between the Arab Anbaduqlis and the mythical Pseudo-Empedocles: whereas Anbaduqlis reflects a continuation (and elaboration) of authentic late- antique Neoplatonist
traditions about Empedocles, Pseudo-Empedocles was a brain-child of eminent, albeit ill-informed scholars, who were either too credulous or simply careless: Munk, Kaufmann, and Asin, as well as F.
Six studies, two of them not previously published, explore the third-century quarrel between Gnostics and Neoplatonists
in the Roman world, as manifested in the work of Neoplatonist
Granted, Hudson considers it a mistake on a principled level to rate Cusanus as either a Platonist or a Neoplatonist
Arndt was therefore anything but the good Lutheran he claimed to be; rather he was a thoroughgoing Neoplatonist
, mystic, pansoph, and spiritualist.
In the case of Plotinus's influence on Augustine, however, scholars have been held to a much higher standard for admitting a direct influence of the great Neoplatonist
on the greatest of the Western Fathers than that which J.
However, perhaps the culmination of this direction of thought, this disenchantment, might well be the famous assertion attributed to the Christian Tertullian, "credo, quia absurdum est," which paradoxically signals, as Stroumsa suggests, not only a rejection of the gnostic claims of these Neoplatonist
philosophers, but a total rejection also of the very riddle of their universe: unlike his Neoplatonist
contemporaries, Tertullian does not need to know.
Joseph's College, New York) helps readers of the Commentary by Neoplatonist
Proclus (410-85) to contemplate its vision of the whole, to recognize it as a system of metaphysics that integrates much of the classic Platonist tradition, and to appreciate the unique historical context of the Athenian school of late antiquity.
Among the topics are Plotinus and the ancients, the emperor Julian's use of Neoplatonic philosophy and religion, Middle Platonic elements in Augustine's De Civitate, traces of Plato's Symposium in Sufi narratives of Rabi'a al'Adawiyya, and liberty and necessity in Christian and Neoplatonist
accounts of creation.