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The Theology of the Early Greek Philosophers: The Gifford Lectures, 1936 Paperback – September 2, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1592443215 ISBN-10: 1592443214

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (September 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592443214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592443215
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Unmoved Mover on February 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
While modern authors tend to focus on the Orphic cults of the Greeks in order to explain their attachment to theology, Jaeger (nearly 50 years dead) does an excellent job of tracing the lineage of Greek theology, the "approach of God through Logos," as the father of their later philosophical systems. He examines this early period of speculative philosophy and reductive reasoning with absolute ease, illuminating complex (and often historiographical) arguments with plain and concise language.

The book, a collection of lectures given a narrative form by the author, is just about the best study on the subject history has yet to offer. It makes a good companion to his seminal three volume series on Greek paideia as well as to his later work, "Early Christianity and Greek Paideia," which was also derived from his Gifford Lectures.

A quick note to casual students, however: the book was written in the 1940's, when classical scholars presupposed a knowledge of Greek amongst their readers. As a result, the work is peppered with ancient Greek. If you're not familiar with the Greek alphabet, you may want to have a Greek-English dictionary handy. Those with even a casual knowledge of Greek phonetics should do just fine.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Alberich on December 30, 2004
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This is the hardest book i've ever tackled and the finest introduction to Early Greek thought that i have ever seen! The Late Werner Jaeger also produced a great gift to students of the Ancients with his superb 3 volumes entitled Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture [Paideia is Greek for Culture, Education, Civilization] but this seemingly small volume even surpasses his Magnum Opus in brilliance!...
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