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God's acting, man's acting; tradition and philosophy in Philo of Alexandria.

9789004162709

God's acting, man's acting; tradition and philosophy in Philo of Alexandria.

Calabi, Francesca.

BRILL

2008

265 pages

$169.00

Hardcover

Studies in Philo of Alexandria; v.4

B689

In the Biblical model, God first creates the world, then intervenes often in it; in the Platonic model, God is a distant and unchanging abstraction. Calabi (philosophy in late antiquity, U. of Pavia) argues that Hellenistic Jewish philosopher Philo (20BC-50AD) drew from both, and celebrated the contradiction between them as fertile and complex, and a model for humans.

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