The history of western philosophy of religion: Volume 1, ancient philosophy of religion

Graham Oppy, Nick Trakakis

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An international team of over 100 leading scholars has been brought together to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers–from antiquity to the present day- have sought toanalyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Volume 1 comprises an introduction, presenting an overview of Ancient philosophy of religion, and a series of essays on Ancient philosophers, including Pythagoras, Constantinos, Socrates, Xenophon, Plato, Cicero, Plotinus, Augustine, Proculs, Pseudo-Dionysius, Epicurus and Aristotle. Each essay opens with a brief biography, outlines and analyses the philosopher's contribution to thinking on religion, and concludes with key further reading. The volume closes with a chronology, presenting a contextual guide to the main religious, political, cultural and artistic events of the period. This volume is an excellent tool for those undertaking research in this area

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAcumen Publishing
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9781844654635
ISBN (Print)9781844652204
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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