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The False Teaching Confronted by Paul: What was it? Where did it come from? Why is this relevant to biblical equality?

In 1st Timothy chapter 4, the apostle Paul confronts a false teaching that he portrays as ascetic.  In other words, someone was teaching that the body and its appetites are evil and must therefore be renounced.  2.190 kata lagi

Ideas, Ideally

I have been trying to reclaim (see 1 and 2) the philosophical tradition of ldealism that in the West was first articulated clearly by Plato. 1.157 kata lagi


My American Poetry Review: Emily Dickinson

“A Precious — mouldering pleasure —‘tis —”

Dickenson alludes to great writers of the past in her poem “A Precious — mouldering pleasure —‘tis —”: Plato, Sophocles, Sappho, Beatrice, and Dante.  654 kata lagi


Bring me a joy

Joy always rather embarrassed philosophers:up to their taste, there’s too much noise and physicality in it. The exception is Spinoza, Nietzsche and Bergson.

Searching the word “joy” in a philosophical dictionary, you will find little. 237 kata lagi


I Have No Books, But I Must Read

Any true reader, as you’ve probably heard, has about six thousand bookshelves in their house. A true and honest reader has six thousand bookshelves in their bedroom alone. 888 kata lagi


Jefferson's Democracy

Plato had a very low opinion of democracy — perhaps because the demoi, the people, put his teacher, Socrates, to death. In any event, in the… 601 kata lagi