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How Greek Philosophy Corrupted The Christian Concept Of God

Author : Richard R. Hopkins
ISBN : 9780882907826
Genre : Religion
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How Greek Philosophy Corrupted the Christian Concept of God brings profound new insights to the Trinitarian doctrines of orthodox Christianity. with clear and precise documentation, the book shows how these doctrines migrated into early Christianity from Greek philosophy. the various aspects of Trinitarian belief are isolated, linked to their Greek sources, and carefully analyzed to show they differ radically from biblical teaching. the writings of early church fathers, portrayed in their historical context, show that during the second century, theological concepts taught in Platonism were adopted as Christianity struggled to end Roman persecution. Emperor Marcus Aurelius, a famous Stoic philosopher, was putting Christians to death because their belief did not conform to the Hellenized religion of the day. the book shows that the early Church Fathers sought to save their people's lives by redefining the Christian God in Greek terms. Their efforts brought metaphysics to Christianity and ushered in concepts like the Trinity. After presenting the historical setting in which these philosophical errors were embraced as Christian doctrine, the book compares orthodox Christian theology today, called classical theism, to biblical teachings. the book identifies how Greek phillosophy has influenced major atributes of God taught in classical theism. the book constitutes a major challenge to those who accept the tenants of classical theism but do not know the many aspects of their doctrine that are based on Greek philosophy.
Category: Religion

Becoming God

Author : Patrick Lee Miller
ISBN : 9781847061645
Genre : Philosophy
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A lucid presentation of the first and most influential attempts to weave together philosophical thought on God, reason and happiness.
Category: Philosophy

God And Philosophy

Author : Etienne Gilson
ISBN : 0300092997
Genre : Philosophy
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In this work, the Catholic philosopher Etienne Gilson deals with one of the most important and perplexing metaphysical problems: the relation between our notion of God and demonstrations of his existence.
Category: Philosophy

God In Greek Philosophy To The Time Of Socrates

Author : Roy Kenneth Hack
ISBN : 9781400877607
Genre : Religion
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A scholarly account of the views on the nature of God held by Greek philosophers up to the time of Socrates. Originally published in 1937. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Religion

Greek Philosophy And The Christian Notion Of God

Author : Gerard Watson
ISBN : 185607112X
Genre : Religion
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This book is about the impact of Greek philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle through to Neoplatonism, on Christian thinkers down to medieval scholasticism and St Thomas Aquinas. Using the excellent studies already available such as those by Jaeger and others, but always working from the original texts and sources, Gerard Watson charts and follows the deepening involvement to Christian thought with this outer form of discourse until, as he says, 'the philosophers themselves become Christian'. His basic focus is the passage of Greek thought into the Christian Latin West where the great catalyst figures are St Augustine, Boethius and Pseudo-Dionysius as translated and introduced to the West by the Irish scholar, John Scotus Eriugena in the ninth century. The study concludes with St Thomas Aquinas and the new awakening in philosophical studies in the thirteenth century, fuelled by the new sources then being made available from Jewish and Arabic centres in Spain.
Category: Religion

Greek Philosophers As Theologians

Author : Adam Drozdek
ISBN : 9781317124696
Genre : Philosophy
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Concepts of God presented by Greek philosophers were significantly different from the image of the divine of popular religion and indicate a fairly sophisticated theological reflection from the very inception of Greek philosophy. This book presents a comprehensive history of theological thought of Greek philosophers from the Presocratics to the early Hellenistic period. Concentrating on views concerning the attributes of God and their impact on eschatological and ethical thought, Drozdek explains that theology was of paramount importance for all Greek philosophers even in the absence of purely theological or religious language.
Category: Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy

Author : Jonathan Barnes
ISBN : 0140448152
Genre : Philosophy
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Examines early Greek philosophy, which relied on reasoning and forged the first scientific vocabulary, and includes discussion of such topics as Democritus' atomic theory of matter and Pythagorean insights into mathematics.
Category: Philosophy

A Short History Of Greek Philosophy Illustrated

Author : John Marshall
ISBN : 9781304988638
Genre : History
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“For several centuries prior to the great Persian invasions of Greece, perhaps the very greatest and wealthiest city of the Greek world was Miletus. Situate about the centre of the Ionian coasts of Asia Minor, with four magnificent harbours and a strongly defensible position, it gathered to itself much of the great overland trade, which has flowed for thousands of years eastward and westward between India and the Mediterranean; while by its great fleets it created a new world of its own along the Black Sea coast. Its colonies there were so numerous that Miletus was named 'Mother of Eighty Cities.' From Abydus on the Bosphorus, past Sinope, and so onward to the Crimea and the Don, and thence round to Thrace, a busy community of colonies, mining, manufacturing, ship-building, corn-raising, owned Miletus for their mother-city. Its marts must therefore have been crowded with merchants of every country from India to Spain, from Arabia to Russia;"
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