Numenius of Apamea, the Father of Neo-Platonism - Works, Biography, Message, Sources, and Influence

Author: Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781409765639
Category: History
Page: 228
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802822215
Category: History
Page: 648
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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

Traum - Mantik - Allegorie

Die "Hieroi Logoi" des Aelius Aristides im weiteren Kontext der griechisch-römischen Traumliteratur
Author: Ursula Bittrich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110457393
Category: History
Page: 364
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Die Hieroi Logoi des mysischen Rhetors Aelius Aristides werden in dieser Studie vor dem Hintergrund einer reichen Tradition von Texten der griechisch-römischen Traumliteratur neu beleuchtet. Behandelt werden einerseits einschlägige Äußerungen sowie Traktate aus dem Bereich der Traumtheorie und -deutung, andererseits literarische Traum- und Visionsschilderungen. Im Zuge der Interpretation der Hieroi Logoi des Aristides führen exemplarische Analysen einzelner Traumerzählungen mithilfe von Methoden, die uns die antike Traumdeutungsliteratur an die Hand gibt, zu der in der Forschung erstmalig angestellten Beobachtung, dass es sich bei nicht wenigen der untersuchten Traumberichte um allegorisch verschlüsselte Beschreibungen initiatorischer Erlebnisse handelt. Aristides erweist sich als ein tief in den Grundgedanken antiker Mysterien verwurzelter Redner, der die Hieroi Logoi für den aufmerksamen Leser, der zugleich das Ideal des gebildeten Menschen, des pepaideuménos, so verkörpert, dass er auch entlegene literarische Anspielungen zu erkennen vermag, zu einem Initiationsitinerar werden lässt, auf dem er gemeinsam mit dem Autor wiederholt die Höhen und Tiefen von Todesgefahr und Errettung durch göttliche Intervention durchschreitet.

Two Powers in Heaven

Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism
Author: Alan F. Segal
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004054530
Category: Religion
Page: 313
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Segal reconstructs the development of the "two powers in heaven" heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material.

Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity

Volume 2: Separation and Polemic
Author: Stephen G. Wilson
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889205523
Category: Religion
Page: 197
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The second volume in this two-volume work studying the initial developments of anti-Judaism within the church examines the evolution of the Christian faith in its social context as revealed by evidence such as early patristic and rabbinic writings and archaeological findings.


Complete Works
Author: Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781974518968
Page: 814
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This edition of the Complete Works of Plotinus was the first full English translation of all Enneads. The translation follows in the footsteps of previous Platonists, such as Ficinus and Taylor, and builds on Dr. Guthrie's translations and explanations of Plotinus's master Numenius, the Pythagorean texts, the works of Proclus, etc. Dr. Guthrie's translation includes several major features that are not found elsewhere, including: 1) a reorganization of the books of the Enneads into chronological order, displaying 4 progressive stages of development; 2) a comprehensive concordance of terms and ideas; 3) an examination of Plotinic philosophy's origin, development, and destiny. The present translation "is the best for him who wishes to understand Plotinus, because it is the only edition that unscrambles, chronologically, Plotinus's 4 progressive stages of development from Porphyry's frightful hodgepodge of 9 medleys. . . . It is the most faithful version, because Dr. Guthrie's sole object was to focus the labors of the best students, Marsilius Ficinus, Mueller, Drews, Bouillet, Chaignet, Taylor, and others; but one only thing he does claim, that he has not knowingly left any obscurity. Otherwise he glories in this subservience to all the best that had been done before him, and for himself he claims nothing but the unappreciated production of what nobody else would do, and the critical discovery of Plotinus's progress."-K. S. GUTHRIE

The Philosophical Life

Author: Arthur P. Urbano
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813221625
Category: Philosophy
Page: 353
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Ancient biographies were more than accounts of the deeds of past heroes and guides for moral living. They were also arenas for debating pressing philosophical questions and establishing intellectual credentials, as Arthur P. Urbano argues in this study of biographies composed in Late Antiquity

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188340
Category: Philosophy
Page: 791
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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.

Encyclopedia of religious and philosophical writings in late antiquity

pagan, Judaic, Christian
Author: Jacob Neusner,Alan Jeffery Avery-Peck
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 467
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This unparalleled reference work offers general readers as well as scholars clearly written introductions to over seven hundred of the main religious and philosophical writings of Greco-Roman paganism, early Judaism, and formative Christianity from the period of Alexander the Great to Mohammed.