Benedictine Study Weekend: Philosophical Movements in the Mediterranean World at the Time of Christ, 10-12 May 2019

Benedictine Study Weekend: Philosophical Movements in the Mediterranean World at the Time of Christ, 10-12 May 2019

Led by Fr. Robert Nixon, osb At the time of Christ and in the centuries which followed, a number of diverse and interesting philosophical movements...

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$250.00

Led by Fr. Robert Nixon, osb

At the time of Christ and in the centuries which followed, a number of diverse and interesting philosophical movements flourished in the Mediterranean world- Platonism, Stoicism, Epicurianism, Skepticism, and several others. These movements, which each offered their own answers to the question of how to live a ‘blessed life’, formed the intellectual seedbed out of which the nascent Church sprang. Moreover, they influenced deeply the authors of the New Testament and the Patristic age, and consequently profoundly contributed to the development of Christian thought. Over the course of this weekend, these philosophical schools will be explored, mainly through examination of primary texts.