Platonic and Christian Hope

Kevin Corrigan

in The Quest for Meaning

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222773
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235810 | DOI:
Platonic and Christian Hope

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This chapter examines the influence of Greek philosopher Plato on the Christian concept of hope. It analyzes the extent to which Plato was the source of a theology that treats the resurrection of the flesh as an appendix or supplement to the immortality of the soul, and clarifies some of Plato's thoughts which had been subject to the misunderstandings of Christian and non-Christian idealists, positivists and logicians. This also provides an interpretation of Plato's Phaedoand discusses the Christian message of death and hope.

Keywords: Plato; hope; Christians; theology; resurrection; Phaedo; death

Chapter.  5360 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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