Philo of Alexandria: The Contemplative Life, Giants and Selections

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Paulist Press, 1981 - Religion - 425 pages
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This anthology contains the basic vision of Philo (c. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.), the greatest Jewish mystic, philosopher and theologian of the Graeco-Roman era.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
I PHILOSOPHICAL EXEGETE OF ALEXANDRIAN JEWRY
2
II PHILOS THEORY OF CREATION15
7
III PHILOS MYSTICISM60
21
IV PHILOS SIGNIFICANCE
35
THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
39
THE GIANTS
59
SELECTIONS FROM PHILOS OTHER WORKS
73
A TWO WAYS OF KNOWING GOD
124
D THE VIA NEGATIVA AND THE VIA EMINENTIAE
141
VIII WORSHIP
157
IX MYSTICISM
164
X PROVIDENCE THEODICY AND MIRACLES
174
XL ETHICAL THEORY
187
XII MOSES AND THE LAW
267
XIII UNIVERSALISM AND PARTICULARISM
286

I AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL
75
II SCRIPTURAL EXEGESIS
79
THE MANYNAMED LOGOS
87
IV COSMOGONY
96
V SOULS ANGELS AND DAEMONS A PREEXISTENCE AND INCARNATION OF SOULS
118
NOTES
299
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
391
INDEX TO PREFACE FOREWORD INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
397
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A founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, author and nationally known herbalist David Winston has been an educator and herbal/clinical consultant to the medical industry for 30 years. He is trained in Cherokee, Chinese, and Eclectic/Western herbal traditions. He has written for the American Herb Association Quarterly, Herbalgram, and other magazines. A contributor to many books, David has authored Storey's Saw Palmetto for Men & Women. David is president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc., an herbal extract producer. Additionally, he is Dean of the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine in New Jersey, where he resides.

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