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Gott als Vater und Schöpfer. Zur Rezeption von Timaios 28c3–5 bei einigen Platonikern

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The body 28C3-5 from Plato's Timaeusundoubtedly had a significant influence on the development of ancient pagan and Christian theology. In particular, what Timaeusis expressed in terms of the inability to make all of the Father, the Creator of the universe the essence known, was one of the most important points of reference of the so-called 'negative theology', that is the form of thought, which tends to God each attribute and every predication to escape, and thus sees him only as negative or without qualities. There are three basic differences between the text of Timaeusand the Plutarch formula. Among those who interpreted the Platonic sentence in the sense of a theological hierarchy, Numenius was certainly the author who seems to have studied most extensively with this problem. This chapter discusses the results of this interpretation.

Keywords: God; Father; Plato's Timaeus; Christian theology; Numenius

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