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Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism by Sergei Mariev

By Sergei Mariev

Byzantine intellectuals not just had direct entry to Neoplatonic assets within the unique language but in addition, from time to time, confirmed a specific curiosity in them. in the course of the Early Byzantine interval Platonism considerably contributed to the advance of Christian doctrines and, mockingly, remained a rival global view that was once perceived through many Christian thinkers as a significant risk to their very own highbrow id. This difficult dating used to be to develop into much more advanced through the following centuries. Byzantine authors made quite a few makes an attempt to harmonize Neoplatonic doctrines with Christianity in addition to to criticize, refute or even condemn them. The papers assembled during this quantity speak about a few particular questions and matters that drew the curiosity of Byzantine students in several classes in the direction of Neoplatonic resources in an try and establish and discover the valuable concerns within the reception of Neoplatonic texts through the Byzantine period. this is often the 1st quantity of the sub-series "Byzantinisches Archiv - sequence Philosophica," so that it will be devoted to the swiftly becoming box of study in Byzantine philosophical texts.

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