Ancient Philosophy of Religion
The History of Western Philosophy of Religion 1
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Editor(s): Graham Oppy and N. N. Trakakis  
ISBN: 1844656810
ISBN-13: 9781844656813
Publication Date: 31 Jul 2013
Pages: 336 (234 x 156 mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £22.99
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The origins of the Western philosophical tradition lie in the ancient Greco-Roman world. This volume provides a 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 the Western philosophy of religion by the three towering figures of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The chapters that follow cover the the leading philosophers of the major schools of the ancient world – Epicureanism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism and the early Christian Church. Ancient Philosophy of Religion will be of interest to scholars and students of Philosophy, Classics and Religion, while remaining accessible to any interested in the rich cultural heritage of ancient religious thought.

Graham Oppy is a Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SOPHIS) at Monash University, Australia. N. N. Trakakis is a Research Fellow in Philosophy, and Assistant Director of the Centre for the Philosophy and Phenomenology of Religion, at the Australian Catholic University.

1. Introduction, George Boys-Stones
2. Pythagoras, Constantinos Macris
3. Xenophanes, James H. Lesher
4. Socrates and Plato, Mark McPherran
5. Aristotle, Sarah Broadie
6. Epicurus, John Penwill
7. The Stoics, Tad Brennan
8. Cicero, Margaret Graver
9. Philo of Alexandria, David T. Runia
10. The Apostle Paul, Stanley K. Stowers
11. Plutarch of Chaeroneia, John Dillon
12. Sextus Empiricus, Richard Bett
13. Early Christian Philosophers, Eric Osborn
14. Origen, Jeffrey Hause
15. Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson
16. Porphyry and Iamblichus, Mark J. Edwards
17. The Cappadocians, Anthony Meredith
18. Augustine, Gareth B. Matthews
19. Proclus, Dirk Baltzly
20. Pseudo-Dionysius, Kevin Corrigan & Michael Harrington

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