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Gott als Vater bei Plotin und Porphyrios

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The metaphor of conception or birth plays a central role in neo-platonism: it is used alongside other to describe the proceeding of the reality of the highest principle and their gradual development. This chapter explores the following questions with reference to two Neoplatonic philosophers, first 'Hour: Plotinus and his student Porphyry: what does this mean for the speech of the gods or the highest principle as a father, if, Father 'a mere abstract relations and function name synonymous with, Author' or 'polluter pays', what aspects of the father image are emphasized and what implications these divine beings for the representation of the relationships between themselves and the relationship between man and God. In their texts, the two go with the father metaphor differently to and present in all structural similarity of the theological system a God each but different stored in its relations with the world and man.

Keywords: father; God; Plotinus; Porphyry; neo-platonism



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