Omnibus Omnia: The Reception of Socrates in Early Christian Literature



Year of publication 2014
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description One of the most interesting developments in the formation of Christian doctrine throughout the first few centuries of Common Era has been the engagement of newborn religion with Greek philosophical tradition. Using Socrates as a probe, the paper discuss various argumentative strategies employed by early Christian authors in order to achieve two largely divergent goals – to establish a unique identity on the one hand, to draw on the prestige of the Greek intellectual tradition on the other.
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