Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Chapter Two: A Comparison of the Backgrounds of the Writer of Evangelium Veritatis and of Justin Martyr in Relation to The Nature of Truth

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The author of Evangelium Veritatis discloses neither his name nor his relation to the Christian church. He indicates nothing definite concerning non-Christian or Christian sources upon which he draws for the development of his message of redemption. Internal evidence indicates the presence of both philosophical and Christian elements underlying the writer's understanding of truth. Greek anthropology is present in Epictetus' discourses. In particular, his anthropological emphasis is reflected in Ev. Ver. The basic idea is not at all original with the writer of Ev. Ver. It reflects both a Stoic and a Platonic principle. According to Ev. Ver, the basic need of man is gnosis, gnosis of the unreality of all life apart from the Father, of the Father's nature, and of man's true origin and being in the Father.

Keywords: Evangelium Veritatis; gnosis; Greek anthropology; Justin Martyr; Platonic principle

10.1163/9789004266025_003
/content/books/b9789004266025s003
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Nature of Truth in 'The Gospel of Truth', and in the Writings of Justin Martyr — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation