The Theology of Arithmetic: On the Mystical, Mathematical and Cosmological Symbolism of the First Ten Numbers

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Red Wheel/Weiser, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 130 pages
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An English translation of a classic metaphysical work dating from arond the 4th century, this text is about the mystical, hermetical and cosmological symbolism of the first ten numbers.
  

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Contents

Foreword by Keith Critchlow
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Introduction by Robin Waterfield
23
Glossary
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The translator of this work, Thomas Taylor, is known for his authoritative translations of the Platonists; he was practically the sole source of Neo-Platonic thought in the transcendentalist movement of New England. Iamblichus' "Life of Pythagoras" was a constant source of inspiration to the transcendentalists and a major influence on their writings throughout the Nineteenth Century. Taylor's work was enthusiastically acclaimed by Emerson, who referred to the translator as "a Greek born out of his time, and dropped on the ridicule of a blind and frivolous age.

Waterfield is the author of more than 20 books on topics of religion and philosophy.

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