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The Resource Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath, edited by D. Frede and A. Laks

Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath, edited by D. Frede and A. Laks

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Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath
Title
Traditions of theology
Title remainder
studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath
Statement of responsibility
edited by D. Frede and A. Laks
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The nine articles in this volume were originally presented at the VIII. Symposium Hellenisticum in Lille in August 1998. The authors discuss a set of theological questions that were central to the doctrines of the dominant schools in the Hellenistic age, such as the existence of the gods, their nature, and their concern for humankind. While the philosophers of the Classical age had kept their distance from conventional religion, the Stoics and Epicureans saw the need to come to terms with the religious tradition both in a critical and in a supportive sense. Especially the challenge by the Sceptics forced the followers of the dogmatic schools (Stoics, Epicureans) to clarify the basis of their theological tenets. Many of the texts that are accessible to us only in a fragmentary state were still highly influential in the early Christian era, so that the reconstruction of the theological views of the Hellenistic philosophers form an important part not only of the history of philosophy, but also of Christian theology and the history of religion in general. One distinctive feature of the volume is that it mirrors the changes of perspective that took place over the many centuries in this area, thus presenting the Hellenistic contribution within the larger framework of Greek philosophical theology."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
210/.938
Index
index present
Language note
Introd. in French; one paper in Italian
LC call number
B187.T5
LC item number
T73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frede, Dorothea
  • Laks, André
  • Symposium Hellenisticum
Series statement
Philosophia antiqua,
Series volume
v. 89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Theology
  • God (Greek religion)
  • Hellenisme
  • Theologie
  • Filosofia antiga (congressos)
  • Filosofia grega (congressos)
  • Teologia (congressos)
  • Philosophie ancienne
  • Théologie
  • Dieu (Religion grecque)
Label
Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath, edited by D. Frede and A. Laks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers presented at the 8th Symposium Hellenisticum, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Dorothea Frede et Andre Laks -- Aristotelian Theology after Aristotle / Robert Sharples -- The Origins of Stoic God / David Sedley -- Theodicy and Providential Care in Stoicism / Dorothea Frede -- God and Human Knowledge in Seneca's Natural Questions / Brad Inwood -- Epicurus as deus mortalis : Homoiosis theoi and Epicurean Selfcultivation / Michael Erler -- "All Gods are True" in Epicurus / Dirk Obbink -- Plutarch and God : Theodicy and Cosmogony in the Thought of Plutarch / John Dillon -- Sesto Empirico e l'astrologia / Emidio Spinelli -- The beginnings of the end : Philo of Alexandria and Hellenistic Theology / David Runia
Control code
47785605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9789004122642
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001043098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47785605
Label
Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath, edited by D. Frede and A. Laks
Publication
Note
Papers presented at the 8th Symposium Hellenisticum, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Dorothea Frede et Andre Laks -- Aristotelian Theology after Aristotle / Robert Sharples -- The Origins of Stoic God / David Sedley -- Theodicy and Providential Care in Stoicism / Dorothea Frede -- God and Human Knowledge in Seneca's Natural Questions / Brad Inwood -- Epicurus as deus mortalis : Homoiosis theoi and Epicurean Selfcultivation / Michael Erler -- "All Gods are True" in Epicurus / Dirk Obbink -- Plutarch and God : Theodicy and Cosmogony in the Thought of Plutarch / John Dillon -- Sesto Empirico e l'astrologia / Emidio Spinelli -- The beginnings of the end : Philo of Alexandria and Hellenistic Theology / David Runia
Control code
47785605
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9789004122642
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001043098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47785605

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