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By the Same Word: Creation and Salvation in Hellenistic by Ronald Cox

By Ronald Cox

Middle Platonism defined how a transcendent precept may perhaps relate to the cloth global by means of positing an middleman, modeled after the Stoic energetic reason, that mediated the ideal principle’s impression to the realm whereas keeping its transcendence. Having comparable matters as heart Platonism, Hellenistic Jewish sapientialism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism appropriated this middleman doctrine as a way for figuring out their courting to God and to the cosmos. even though, those traditions fluctuate of their edition of this educating because of their exact realizing of construction and humanity’s position therein. The Jewish writings of Philo of Alexandria and knowledge of Solomon espouse a holistic ontology, combining a Platonic appreciation for noetic truth with an finally confident view of construction and its position in human achievement. The early Christians texts of one Cor 8:6, Col 1:15-20, Heb 1:2-3, and the prologue of John supply an eschatological twist to this ontology whilst the middleman determine reveals ultimate expression in Jesus Christ. Contrarily, Poimandres (CH 1) and the Apocryphon of John, either linked to the conventional rubric “Gnosticism”, draw from Platonism to explain how production is antithetical to human nature and its transcendent source.

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