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Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Danielle A. Layne and Crystal Addey
Soul Matters. Plato and Platonists on the Nature of the Soul
Society of Biblical Literature
Atlanta, GA
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Platonic discourses concerning the soul are incredibly rich and multi-tiered. Plato's own diverse and disparate arguments and images, offer competing accounts of how we are to understand the nature of the soul. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that the accounts of Platonists who engage Plato’s dialogues are often riddled with questions. The book takes up the theories of well-known philosophers and theologians, such as Plato himself, Plotinus, Proclus, and the Emperor Julian, and Origen, as well as lesser known but equally important figures. The reader will find essays on topics such as transmigration of the soul, the nature of the Platonist enlightenment experience, soul and gender, pagan ritual practices, Christian and Pagan differences about the soul, mental health and illness, and many other topics.
Writings from the Graeco-Roman World Supplement Series Volume 22
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