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Yes, Greek Philosophy and the West!

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in response to reader comment: Greek Philosophy? It's all Greek to me; but Job, Jesus and Shakespeare have given words to live by through the ages

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 7, 2018 at 16:21

Hi Michael,

Even one of the great fathers of Christianity: Athanathius of Alexandria must have read Plato. I'm sure you are aware that the treasures of the Coptic Monastery in Tabenna's (today's Nag Hammadi) library included not just Gnostic texts but also fragments of, you guessed it, works by Plato

Those rascals, Coptic monks and priests, must also have been avid readers of not just the OT and NT but also the apocrypha AND Plato.

The Greek reason and skepticism left a profound effect on not just the monks of Nag Hammadi but also Western philosophers


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