Chapter I. The Middle Platonists, The Mathematicians, and the Gnostics
This is an electronic version of Chapter I. The Middle Platonists, The Mathematicians, and the Gnostics from the book:
Mortley, Raoul (1986) From Word to Silence, II. The way of negation, Christian and Greek. (Theophaneia Bd 31), Hanstein : Bonn.
Chapter Contents: The question of the limits of discourse, 13; negative theology and anthropomorphism, 14; the disappearance of the via negativa from scholarly interest, 15; the Festugiere view on the continuity of mystical philosophy, 16; the Middle Platonists, 17; the terms of negative theology, 18; the role of the Mathematicians in its development, 20; Origen on this point, 24; the Gnostics and their interest in incommunicability (the Tripartite Tractate, Marcus and Basilides), 25; the Gnostics and the Neoplatonists on language, 27.
Raoul Mortley. "Chapter I. The Middle Platonists, The Mathematicians, and the Gnostics" From Word to Silence, 2. The Way of Negation, Christian and Greek (1986).
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