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Greek Philosophers as Theologians

The Divine Arche, 1st Edition

By Adam Drozdek

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266 pages

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Concepts of God presented by Greek philosophers were significantly different from the image of the divine of popular religion and indicate a fairly sophisticated theological reflection from the very inception of Greek philosophy. This book presents a comprehensive history of theological thought of Greek philosophers from the Presocratics to the early Hellenistic period. Concentrating on views concerning the attributes of God and their impact on eschatological and ethical thought, Drozdek explains that theology was of paramount importance for all Greek philosophers even in the absence of purely theological or religious language.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; The Milesians; Xenophanes and one god; Heraclitus and the logos; Parmenides and being; Pythagoreanism and the harmonia; Empedocles and the holy phren; Anaxagoras and mind; Democritus and necessity; Rationalization of religion; Socrates; Antisthenes; Megarian theology; Plato and the demiurge; Aristotle and the unmoved mover; The old Academy; The early Lyceum; Early Cynics; Epicurus and isonomia; Early Stoics and the logos; Index of ancient sources; Index of names.

About the Author

Adam Drozdek is Associate Professor at Duquesne University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General