Chapter

Elementals

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223503
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0011

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Elementals

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This chapter examines Plato's view on the Virgin Mary and the Holy Family. It explains that Trinitarian pluralism can better accommodate Plato's Holy Family and that in his Agathon Plato suggested that the birth of love meant that it has replaced the god's strife. The chapter suggests that in spite of fashionable relativisms, it is important to preserve the Good's absoluteness against the threat of nihilism, radical historism, and sophistry.

Keywords: Plato; Virgin Mary; Holy Family; Trinitarian pluralism; love; nihilism; radical historism; sophistry

Chapter.  5399 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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