By Th.G. Sinnige
In this e-book an try out is made to unmarried out these parts within the philosophical process of the Enneads that stand except the Platonist culture. at the foundation of an in depth research of primary texts the writer exhibits that what Plotinus had in brain used to be a particularly self reliant paradigm of metaphysical theology, with at its centre the human person.
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Christ is the incarnation of the universal Logos, representing the immanent order of the universe, and at the same time he is the outspoken Word of God's Wisdom. In the first sense Clement THE SOUL'S RETURN TO HER ORIGIN IN ALEXANDRIAN LITERATURE 41 is following the Stoic doctrine of the pre-established world-order, but he does so with caution because Stoic views could lead to a doctrine of a pantheistic Christ. Moreover, any theory of a pre-ordained world-order, in which even the details of human activity are pre-disposed, would have entailed a diminished moral responsibility of the human individual.
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Six Lectures on Plotinus and Gnosticism by Th.G. Sinnige