Rethinking the Gods: Philosophical Readings of Religion in the Post-Hellenistic Period (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

Rethinking the Gods: Philosophical Readings of Religion in the Post-Hellenistic Period (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

Peter van Nuffelen


historical philosophers had continually been fascinated about faith. From the 1st century BC onwards, the generally extra opposed perspective of Greek and Roman philosophy used to be deserted in favour of the view that faith was once a resource of philosophical wisdom. This e-book reviews that modify, no longer from the point of view of the background of faith, as is common, yet knows it as a part of the broader tendency of Post-Hellenistic philosophy to speak in confidence exterior, non-philosophical assets 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 may be visible to have a comparatively excessive measure of cohesion in its principles on faith, which shouldn't be lowered to a coaching for Neo-Platonism.

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