From Plato to Christ: How Platonic Thought Shaped the Christian Faith (Paperback)

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What does Plato have to do with the Christian faith? Quite a bit, it turns out. In ways that might surprise us, Christians throughout the history of the church and even today have inherited aspects of the ancient Greek philosophy of Plato, who was both Socrates's student and Aristotle's teacher. To help us understand the influence of Platonic thought on the Christian faith, Louis Markos offers careful readings of some of Plato's best-known texts and then traces the ways that his work shaped the faith of some of Christianity's most beloved theologians, including Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, Dante, and C. S. Lewis. With Markos's guidance, readers can ascend to a true understanding of Plato's influence on the faith.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780830853045
ISBN-10: 0830853049
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English