Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity (Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity)

October 31, 2020
Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity (Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity)

Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquityexamines the various ways in which Christian intellectuals engagedwith Platonism both as a pagan competitor and as a source ofphilosophical material useful to the Christian faith. The chaptersare united in their goal to explore transformations that took placein the reception and interaction process between Platonism andChristianity in this period.The contributions in this volume explore the reception of Platonicmaterial in Christian thought, showing that the transmission ofcultural content is always mediated, and ought to be studied as atransformative process by way of selection and interpretation. Somechapters also deal with various aspects of the wider discussion onhow Platonic, and Hellenic, philosophy and early Christian thoughtrelated to each other, examining the differences and common groundbetween these traditions.Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquityoffers an insightful and broad ranging study on the subject, whichwill be of interest to students of both philosophy and theology inthe Late Antique period, as well as anyone working on the receptionand history of Platonic thought, and the development of Christianthought.