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The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Philosophy

Edited by: Mark Edwards

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138685048
eBook ISBN: 9781315543512
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This volume offers the most comprehensive survey available of the philosophical background to the works of early Christian writers and the development of early Christian doctrine.

It examines how the same philosophical questions were approached by Christian and pagan thinkers; the philosophical element in Christian doctrines; the interaction of particular philosophies with Christian thought; and the constructive use of existing philosophies by all Christian thinkers of late antiquity. While most studies of ancient Christian writers and the development of early Christian doctrine make some reference to the philosophic background, this is often of an anecdotal character, and does not enable the reader to determine whether the likenesses are deep or superficial, or how pervasively one particular philosopher may have influenced Christian thought. This volume is designed to provide not only a body of facts more compendious than can be found elsewhere, but the contextual information which will enable readers to judge or clarify the statements that they encounter in works of more limited scope.

With contributions by an international group of experts in both philosophy and Christian thought, this is an invaluable resource for scholars of early Christianity, Late Antiquity and ancient philosophy alike.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sources of religious knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Nature Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Time and eternity  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Creation in Early Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Providence and evil Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Logic and religious language Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The mystical element Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Trinity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The philosophy of the incarnation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The philosophy of the resurrection in Early Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Biblical hermeneutics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Presocratics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Socrates and Plato in the fathers Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Aristotle and his school Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Christians and Stoics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Epicureans Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Cynics and Christians Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sceptics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Philo of Alexandria Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Orpheus, Mithras, Hermes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Middle Platonists and Pythagoreans Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Pagan and Christian philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The philosophy of the later Neoplatonists Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Justin and Athenagoras Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch and Irenaeus of Lyons Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Clement of Alexandria Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Tertullian and Cyprian Download PDF
Chapter  30:  “Hippolytus” and Epiphanius of Salamis Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Origen and philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Sethians and the Gnostics of Plotinus Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Arnobius and Lactantius  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Philosophy in Eusebius and Marcellus Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Arius and Athanasius Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Marius Victorinus Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Philosophy in Hilary of Poitiers and Ambrose of Milan Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Eunomius of Cyzicus and Gregory of Nyssa Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Didymus the Blind and Evagrius of Pontus Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Synesius of Cyrene Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Augustine of Hippo Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Cyril of Alexandria Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Theodoret of Cyrrhus Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Boethius Download PDF
Chapter  45:  John Philoponus Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Dionysius the Areopagite Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Christian philosophy in Severus of Antioch and Leontius of Byzantium Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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