contradiction of the entire purpose of humankind’s being, the material and suffering life still remained motivated by a naturally ascentive soul 43 and, therefore, a spiritually blind humanity had entered into an unnatural condition. 44 For this reason God the Word incarnated to allow the divine light to be
(in chapter 1), after stating that man was created “in the image and likeness of God” (1.26) and that the male and the female should be fruitful and multiply, having dominion over the other creatures (1.26–28), goes on to say on chapter 2 that man became aliving being through the breath of life
In the last years of his life, Plotinus wrote a single, long work On Providence , which Porphyry divided in two treatises, number 47 and 48 in the chronological order. As Emile Bréhier already remarked many years ago, in this work – “the finest of all Greek contributions to
. In the vicinity of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is. Peter replies: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:16).
In a recent study Mark Goodwin has suggested that Peter’s language, σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος, alludes to Hosea, where