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


Author: Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780353022522
Category: History
Page: 228
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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.

Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity: Separation and polemic

Volume 2: Separation and Polemic
Author: Peter Richardson,David M. Granskou,Stephen G. Wilson
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 088920196X
Category: History
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.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity


Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity
Page: 611
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Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical understanding of the New Testament in the early church.

The Gospel of Thomas


Author: Samuel Zinner
Publisher: The Matheson Trust
ISBN: 1908092041
Category: Religion
Page: 348
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A translation from Coptic and Greek texts of the Gospel of Thomas, with an in-depth study of the intellectual and historical circumstance of the text, including mystic Jewish and early Christian sources.

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.

Plotinus

Complete Works
Author: Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781974518968
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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