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Ancient Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 1 (Graham Oppy) Paperback Book, (Acumen Publishing, 2013) 9781844656813

Title: Ancient Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 1

Author: Oppy, Graham

Additional Authors or Contributors: Nick Trakakis (eds)

Publisher: Acumen Publishing; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9781844656813

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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The History of Western Philosophy of Religion brings together an international team of over 100 leading scholars to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - from antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Divided chronologically into five volumes, The History of Western Philosophy of Religion is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest research findings to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular philosopher's views.

Together these volumes provide an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in the philosophy of religion and related fields, such as theology, religious studies, the history of philosophy, and the history of ideas.

Volume 1 provides unique insight into the life and writings of a diverse group of philosophers in antiquity and presents the latest thinking on their views on God, the gods, religious belief and practice. Beginning with the presocratics, the volume then explores the influential contributions made to Western philosophy of religion by the three towering figures of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The chapters that follow cover the leading philosophers of the major schools of the ancient world - Epicureanism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism and the early Christian Church - ending with Augustine.


1. Introduction: Ancient Philosophy of Religion

George Boys-Stones, Durham University

2. Pythagoras

Constantinos Macris, Laboratoire d'Etudes sur les monotheismes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

3. Xenophanes

James H. Lesher,University of North Carolina

4. Socrates and Plato

Mark McPherran, Simon Fraser University

5. Aristotle

Sarah Broadie,University of Saint Andrews

6. Epicurus

John Penwill, La Trobe University

7. The Stoics

Tad Brennan, Cornell University

8. Cicero

Margaret Graver, Dartmouth College

9. Philo of Alexandria

David T. Runia, University of Melbourne

10. The Apostle Paul

Stanley K. Stowers, Brown University

11. Plutarch of Chaeroneia

John Dillon, Trinity College Dublin

12. Sextus Empiricus

Richard Bett, Johns Hopkins University,

13. Early Christian Philosophers

Eric Osborn, La Trobe University

14. Origen

Jeffrey Hause, Creighton University

15. Plotinus

Lloyd P. Gerson, University of Toronto

16. Porphyry and Iamblichus

Mark J. Edwards, University of Oxford

17. The Cappadocians

Anthony Meredith, Heythrop College

18. Augustine

Gareth B. Matthews, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

19. Proclus

Dirk Baltzly, Monash University

20. Pseudo-Dionysius

Kevin Corrigan, Emory University

& Michael Harrington, Duquesne University
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