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Porphyry's Against the Christians

Porphyry's Against the Christians Description:

Throughout its first three centuries the growing Christian religion was subjected not only to official persecution but to the attacks of pagan intellectuals who looked upon the new sect as a band of fanatics bent on worldwide domination even as they professed to despise the things of this world Prominent among these pagan critics was Porphyry of Tyre ca ca C E scholar philosopher and student of religions His book Against the Christians Kata Christianon was condemned to be burned by the imperial Church in It survives only in fragments preserved by the cleric and teacher Macarius Magnes br br This new translation of the remains of Against the Christians by renowned biblical scholar R Joseph Hoffmann reveals a work of deft historical and literary criticism Porphyry s trenchant comments extend to key figures beliefs and doctrines of Christianity as he roundly attacks the divinity of Jesus the integrity of the apostles the Christian concept of God and the Resurrection Porphyry dismisses the gospels as the work of charlatans and Jesus himself as a criminal and failure In short the gospels as a collective account of the life and deeds of Jesus are hardly worth the reverence with which an increasing number of Christian converts of Porphyry s own day have begun treating them br br Critical notes by the translator provide a running commentary to the text A lively introduction and comprehensive epilogue describe the buildup to the pagan critique of Christianity and help put Porphyry s work in historical perspective br br Accessible to the general reader and a valuable scholarly tool as well this new translation of Against the Christians proves a worthy addition to both classical and patristic studies

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Isagoge

Isagoge Description:

L Isagoge est une introduction aux Categories Porphyre y definit les cinq predicables genre espece difference propre et accident et formule ce qui grace a Boece deviendra le principal probleme logique et metaphysique du Moyen Age occidental le probleme des universaux ouvrant la querelle qui jusqu a la fin du XVe siecle verra s affronter realistes et nominalistes La traduction francaise ici proposee est accompagnee du texte grec original et de la traduction latine de Boece

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Five Texts on the Mediaeval Problem of Universals: Porphyry, Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, Ockham

Five Texts on the Mediaeval Problem of Universals: Porphyry, Boethius, Abelard, Duns Scotus, Ockham Description:

New translations of the central mediaeval texts on the problem of universals are presented here in an affordable edition suitable for use in courses in mediaeval philosophy history of mediaeval philosophy and universals Includes a concise Introduction glossary of important terms notes and bibliography

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Porphyry's Letter to His Wife Marcella: Concerning the Life of Philosophy and the Ascent to the Gods

Porphyry's Letter to His Wife Marcella: Concerning the Life of Philosophy and the Ascent to the Gods Description:

With an introduction to the life of Porphyry and an overview of Neoplatonic thought by David Fideler

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Isagoge

Isagoge Description:

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Rating: 3.56 out of 5

On Abstinence from Killing Animals

On Abstinence from Killing Animals Description:

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Rating: 3.80 out of 5

On The Cave Of The Nymphs

On The Cave Of The Nymphs Description:

This brief volume contains Robert Lamberton s translation of Porphyry s essay On the Cave of the Nymphs with an introductory essay and notes It also contains a supplementary translation of Plotinus On Suicide

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

Vie De Pythagore; Lettre à Marcella

Vie De Pythagore; Lettre à Marcella Description:

De l uvre immense et vari e du philosophe Porphyre il nous reste aujourd hui une liste et une infime partie de ses textes des fragments le plus souvent parmi eux la Vie de Pythagore et la Lettre Marcella La premi re fait partie de la vaste Histoire de la philosophie tandis que le second est une consolation crite par le philosophe sa femme Derri re la biographie de l auteur des Vers d Or comme derri re les recommandations du penseur sa femme se cachent les grands th mes de Porphyre auxquels les d tails biographiques ou personnels donnent une motion et v racit toutes particuli res Point n est question dans ces lignes de principes d sincarn s comme il a t souvent reproch au n oplatonisme mais bien plut t d anecdotes savoureuses dont la valeur m taphorique voire sot rique n te rien au charme Pourquoi tre v g tarien Mieux vaut jeter au hasard une pierre qu une parole telles sont entre autres les r flexions pratiques que le lecteur verra abord es br br Notre dition rassemble en un volume ces deux brefs opuscules Chaque texte est pr c d d une notice explicative donnant toutes les informations n cessaires la bonne intelligence de ces textes aux implications complexes et replace l uvre dans la vie du philosophe de Tyr Les sources tant explicites qu implicites sont analys es en profondeur de m me que les nombreuses hypoth ses de lecture que ces textes ont soulev es Chaque trait est assorti d un Index Fontium et d un Index Verborum qui lui est propre tandis que l histoire du texte est bri vement relat e Une bibliographie sommaire est propos e au lecteur soucieux d approfondir Des notes clairent la lecture L ouvrage est en outre enrichi par un pr cieux appendice relatif aux fragments de l Histoire de la Philosophie

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Select Works of Porphyry: Containing His Four Books on Abstinence from Animal Food, His Treatise on the Homeric Cave of the Nymphs (1823)

Select Works of Porphyry: Containing His Four Books on Abstinence from Animal Food, His Treatise on the Homeric Cave of the Nymphs (1823) Description:

And His Auxiliaries To The Perception Of Intelligible Natures With An Appendix Explaining The Allegory Of The Wanderings Of Ulysses

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Porphyry the Philosopher

Porphyry the Philosopher Description:

This book contains a translation of the Introduction to the Tetrabiblos written by famous third century philosopher Porphyry It is a sort of Astrological Dictionary defining most of the technical terms used by the Greek astrologers of the Classical Period The volume also contains a translation of the short treatise on astrological technical terms by Serapio of Alexandria About the translator James Herschel Holden M A is the Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and has been especially interested in Classical and Medieval astrological works

Rating: 3.79 out of 5