Classical Greece & Rome
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(02-02-2012, 03:25 PM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(02-02-2012, 03:19 PM)Micawber Wrote:
(02-02-2012, 02:47 PM)Someone1776 Wrote: Saint Augustine wrote about it a bit in the City of God.  He practically canonized Plato. 

Yes, Fr. Sheen mentioned Plato as well.  And of course St. Aquinas saw much in Aristotle that pointed towards Christianity. 

I'd be surprised if someone hasn't done a manuscript length study on this. 

Plato was much more focused  than Aristotle on the idea of the just man and how society would hate that man.  In the Republic Plato wrote: "the just man will have to be scourged, racked, fettered, blinded, and finally, after the most extreme suffering, he will be crucified."  

That's shocking.  Never knew that.  Although you have to admit, given teh achievements the Greeks made, completely out of the blue too, I find it hard there was not some type of divine inspiration, or assistance perhaps is a better word, guiding these philosophers.  There's nothing to prevent almight God from using pagans to achieve His ends.  "God write straight with crooked lines." 
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Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Someone1776 - 02-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by drummerboy - 02-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Someone1776 - 02-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Warrenton - 02-02-2012, 05:04 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Tim - 02-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by drummerboy - 02-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by drummerboy - 02-02-2012, 06:00 PM
Re: Classical Greece & Rome - by Micawber - 02-02-2012, 07:06 PM



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