Ancient Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 1

October 31, 2020
Ancient Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 1

The origins of the Western philosophical tradition lie in theancient Greco-Roman world. This volume provides a unique insightinto the life and writings of a diverse group of philosophers inantiquity and presents the latest thinking on their views on God,the gods, religious belief and practice. Beginning with the'pre-Socratics', the volume then explores the influentialcontributions made to the Western philosophy of religion by thethree towering figures of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Thechapters that follow cover the the leading philosophers of themajor schools of the ancient world - Epicureanism, Stoicism,Neoplatonism and the early Christian Church. "Ancient Philosophy ofReligion" will be of interest to scholars and students ofPhilosophy, Classics and Religion, while remaining accessible toany interested in the rich cultural heritage of ancient religiousthought.