describe Christianity’s impact on philosophy. Include the following topics in your response:
- the rise of Christianity in philosophy
- key contributors to Christianity’s impact on philosophy
- principle Christianized philosophical issues
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philosophy - Askia Bell, Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 8:49am
During Plotinus lifetime were suffering, plague, and a military which were incapable to do anything but assassinate a leader. Plotinus was determined to turn his attention upward in order to establish union with god. According to Plotinus Christianity Philosophy god is above and beyond everything utterly transcendent. According to class materials Plotinus’s thought was very influential on the east of the great philosophers, Augustine who also happens to be one of the two or three most important Christian theologians of all time. Christianity in Europe became the framework within most Western philosophizing occurred. Shortly after Plotinus one of the greatest philosophers, in the Western part of the Roman Empire, or what became the western part is were almost without exception Christians. Inspire of the cults that existed during the centuries, Christianity became most essential.
Augustine of Hippo viewed philosophy favorable. His belief was there was no reason why Christians should not adopt good things of philosophy and use them in their Christian walk and witness was a key contributor and impact on Christianity’s Philosophy. Augustine depended on teaching of Plato and Plotinus the founder of Neo-Platonism. Plotinus, the greatest philosopher of Neo-Platonism, and its impact on the metaphysics of Christianity. Clement of Alexandria asserted god gave philosophy to the Greeks in preparation for the coming of Christ.
Principle issues which was mainly the philosophical movements impacted the modern world, Philosophical movements naturalism, existentialism, postmodernism against Christianity demonstrated humanity which focuses were to teach Christianity. Ethics is was important to Christianity philosophy as well.
philosophy - Anonymous, Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 12:13pm
Christianity’s Impact on Philosophy
Christianity has a large impact on philosophy. As the original Christians, to include Jesus and a lot of these followers, started out as Jews, it evolved into a whole separate religion. Out of the many cults that existed in the Common Era, Christianity was the most popular.
I believe God is an all loving creator; he lets his only son is crucified for people’s sins. He forgives us of all the wrong that we do. All we have to do is ask. If we have faith in Christ then we will be saved and have everlasting life.
There are three Christianized philosophers; Augustine of Hippo, Hypatia, and Plotinus. I believe Plotinus to be a very influential philosopher; he is regarded as the founder of Neo-Platonism. He laid a quiet life. He study Persian and Indian Philosophy in 243 E. C. He lectured on the philosophy of Ammoniums’; he had no writings during this period. Plotinus believed the human person is essentially a soul employing a body as an instrument, temperorial embodying life.
Augustine of Hippo tries to reconcile his beliefs about freewill, especially the belief that humans are morally responsible for their actions, with his belief that one’s life is predestined. He believes that time is not infinite because God “created” it. He also viewed philosophy favorable. His belief was there was no reason why Christians should not adopt good things of philosophy and use them in their Christian walk and witness was a key contributor and impact on Christianity’s Philosophy. When he died in August 430, he had Psalms put on his wall so he could see them.
A principle issue which is mainly the philosophical movements upon the modern world, Philosophical movement’s naturalism, and existentialism, postmodernism against Christianity demonstrated humanity which focuses were to teach Christianity. Ethics was important to Christianity philosophy as well. Happily, the state of Christian philosophy in general and philosophical apologetics in particular, is stronger today than at any other time.
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