ISBN-10:
0631212752
ISBN-13:
9780631212751
Pub. Date:
11/11/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
Plotinus on Body and Beauty: Society, Philosophy, and Religion in Third-Century Rome / Edition 1

Plotinus on Body and Beauty: Society, Philosophy, and Religion in Third-Century Rome / Edition 1

by Margaret R. Miles
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Overview

Miles brings Plotinus' thought alive for the twenty-first century by relating it to present day concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631212751
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Margaret R. Miles is Dean and d Academic Vice-President of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and is President of the American Academy of Religion. She was formerly Bussey Professor of historical Theology at Harvard University. Her previous books include Image as Insight: Visual Understanding in Western Christianity and Secular Culture, Carnal Knowing: female Nakedness and Religious Meaning in the Christian West, Seeing an Believing: Religion and values in the Movies, and, most recently, Reading for Life: Beauty, Pluralism, and Responsibility (1998).

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction: Seeing Double.

2. Beauty: The Stepping Stone.

3. 'Choice and Chance': Soul as Pivot of the Universe.

4. Body in Third-century Rome.

5. Providence: Does the One Care for Us?.

6. 'Go on Up': The One and Contemplation.

7. Plotinus for the Present.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index of Passages, Plotinus.

Index of Names and Subjects.

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