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Porphyry, Reincarnation and Resurrection in 'De Civitate Dei'

R. examines "the ambivalent attitude of Augustine in his later years towards Porphyry's view of the body/soul relationship" (p. 129), specifically in the 'City of God'. R. sees Porphyry as a decisive influence on the destiny of the soul, but the Scriptures and Christian doctrine have a clear influence on the way Augustine treated reincarnation and resurrection, themes which "mark Augustine's strongest break from the greek philosophical tradition" (p. 138).

Author: Lance Byron Richey
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 1995
Volume:
26
Pages:
129-142
Periodical:
Augustinian Studies
Number:
1
Format: Article
Topic: - Biography > Relations and Sources > Platonism - Neo-platonism > Porphyry
- Works > De civitate Dei
- Doctrine > Eschatology, State of Man After Death > [Études générales] > [Thèmes] > [Réincarnation]
- Doctrine > Eschatology, State of Man After Death > Resurrection > Resurrection
Status: Active