By David Rankin
Athenagoras of Athens used to be a Christian philosopher of the second one century who engaged with modern philosophical inspiration within the issues of the divine, and the connection of that divine to the cloth international. whereas basically a Christian apologist, Athenagoras provides doctrines of God, of the Holy Trinity, and of alternative theological concerns which in actual fact facts an engagement with Greek philosophical concept which fits past the purely linguistic and embraces the thought of God as precise being. Athenagoras is a Church Father who has now not been given nice consciousness in twentieth century and early twenty first century scholarship.This ebook explores Athenagoras' indisputable position within the improvement of Christian concept at the divine, at the Trinity, at the human individual, and at the resurrection. His paintings presents a tremendous hyperlink among the mid moment century and the paintings of Justin and that of the 3rd century Christian theologians of the East.
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Athenagoras writes as a philosopher – and he is justified in doing so – to other philosophers, and he is one of the first (after Justin) to name Christianity a ‘philosophy’. 3; 17 passim; 18 passim: ���������������������������������������� Malherbe, ‘S tructure of “S upplicatio”’, p. 6, note 37. , p. 1. M. A. Long, The Question of ‘Eclecticism’: Studies in Later Greek Philosophy (Berkeley, 1988). In their introduction, the editors suggest that, while 28 Athenagoras The Argument of the Legatio In the opening two chapters of the Legatio Athenagoras makes a plea to the emperors for a more just treatment of Christians.
Athenagoras by David Rankin