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Ancient Philosophy and Christianity - RETA7041
Title: FPV2-Ancient Philosophy and Christianity
Guaranteed by: Department of Philosophy (27-F)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 2
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Viacheslav Lytvynenko, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : RETA7001
The lecture serves also as “repetitorium” which should help the students to prepare for the examination in
philosophy. The aim of the lecture is to introduce the students to the crucial problems of the ancient philosophy and
ancient Christianity. The lecture focuses mainly on the philosophical problems that are important for the
development of early Christian theology (Origen and Augustine). As it is expected that the students are able to get
knowledge of the general overview of the history of the ancient philosophy and early Christianity from the
introductory books, the lecture focuses of the more difficult questions and should lead the students to the individual
lecture of the philosophical texts.

Structure of the subject:

1) Dionysius the Areopagite
2) Plotinus
3) Origen
4) Augustine
5) Christianity and Platonism
6) Plato
7) Stoicism
8) Philo of Alexandria
9) John the Evangelist
Last update: Vančová Eliška, Mgr. (01.06.2020)

IVÁNKA, Endre von. Plato Christianus: Übernahme und Umgestaltung des Platonismus durch die Väter. 2. vyd. Einsiedeln: Johannes Verlag, 1990. ISBN 3-89411-025-2.

ARMSTRONG, A. H. (ed.), The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval philosophy. Cambridge: the University Press, 1967. ISBN 05-2104-054-X.

MECONI, David Vincent a Eleonore STUMP, ed. The Cambridge companion to Augustine. Second edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-02533-2.

MCGUCKIN, John Anthony, ed. The Westminster handbook to Origen. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, c2004. Westminster handbooks to Christian theology. ISBN 0-664-22472-5.

LONG, A. A., ed. Problems in stoicism. London: Athlone Press, 1971. ISBN 0-485-11118-7.

LONG, A. A. a D. N. SEDLEY. The Hellenistic philosophers. Reprint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, Vol. 1., Translations of the principal sources with philosophical commentary. ISBN 0-521-27556-3.

LONG, A. A. a D. N. SEDLEY. The hellenistic philosophers. Reprint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, Volume 2, Greek and Latin texts with notes and bibliography. ISBN 0-521-25562-7.

DANIÉLOU, Jean. Philo of Alexandria. Oregon, Eugene: Cascade Books, [2014]. ISBN 978-1-4982-0550-4.

Last update: Vančová Eliška, Mgr. (01.06.2020)
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