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The "Platonic Theology" is a visionary work and the philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus who was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. A student of the Neoplatonic schools of Plotinus and Proclus, he was committed to reconciling Platonism with Christianity, in the hope that such a reconciliation would initiate a spiritual revival and return of the golden age. His Platonic evangelizing was eminently successful and widely influential, and his "Platonic Theology" is one of the keys of understanding the art, thought, culture and spirituality of the Renaissance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674010659
ISBN-10: 0674010655
Format: Hardback
(209mm x 143mm x 32mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marsilio Ficino

MICHAEL J. B. ALLEN is Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles. JOHN WARDEN is Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Toronto. JAMES HANKINS is Professor of History, Harvard University. DR. WILLIAM BOWEN is in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

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