Peter van Nuffelen's Rethinking the Gods (Greek Culture in the Roman World) PDF

By Peter van Nuffelen

old philosophers had regularly been excited about faith. From the 1st century BC onwards the ordinarily antagonistic angle of Greek and Roman philosophy was once deserted in favour of the view that faith used to be a resource of philosophical wisdom. This ebook experiences that adjust, no longer from the standard point of view of the heritage of faith, yet as a part of the broader tendency of Post-Hellenistic philosophy to speak in confidence exterior, non-philosophical resources of information and authority. It situates key subject matters, historical knowledge and cosmic hierarchy, within the context of Post-Hellenistic philosophy and lines their reconfigurations in modern literature and within the polemic among Jews, Christians and pagans. total, Post-Hellenistic philosophy displayed a comparatively excessive measure of team spirit in its principles on faith, which shouldn't be lowered to a education for Neoplatonism.

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