Platonic Theology, Volume 2: Books V-VIII

Platonic Theology, Volume 2: Books V-VIII


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The Platonic Theology is a visionary work and the philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus who was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato.

A student of the Neoplatonic schools of Plotinus and Proclus, he was committed to reconciling Platonism with Christianity, in the hope that such a reconciliation would initiate a spiritual revival and return of the golden age. His Platonic evangelizing was eminently successful and widely influential, and his Platonic Theology, translated into English for the first time in this edition, is one of the keys to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674007642
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 06/30/2002
Series: The I Tatti Renaissance Library , #4
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 994,116
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael J. B. Allen is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and founder and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy and Renaissance Civic Humanism and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on humanist political thought.

Table of Contents

Book V

Book VI

Book VII


Notes to the Text

Notes to the Translation



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