Peter surveys Christian philosophy in the Roman empire, looking ahead to major figures like Origen and Augustine.
These episodes examine the attitude of ancient Christians towards philosophy, and how they contributed new philosophical ideas in the context of articulating and defending the new faith. Major figures include Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, and Boethius. Interviews with George Boys-Stones, Charles Brittain and John Marenbon.
Peter would like to thank Marc Delcogliano for his help with the episodes in this part of the podcast!
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• P. Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom (Oxford: 1966).
• V. Burrus (ed.), Late Ancient Christianity (Minneapolis: 2005).
• M. Edwards, Christians, Gnostics and Philosophers in Late Antiquity (Farnham: 2012).
• W. Jaeger, Early Christianity and the Greek Paideia (London: 1969).
• G. Karamanolis, The Philosophy of Early Christianity (Durham: 2013).
• W.A. Löhr, “Christianity as Philosophy,” Vigiliae Christianae 64 (2010), 160-88.
• E. Osborne, The Beginning of Christian Philosophy (Cambridge: 1981).
• C. Stead, Philosophy in Christian Antiquity (Cambridge: 1994).
• F. Young, L. Aures, and A. Louth (eds), Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature (Cambridge: 2004).