Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Vernon, Mark. "Plato's Dialogues, Part 7: Plato and Christianity." GUARDIAN September 14, 2009.
The year 529 is a seminal date, and a handy one to keep in mind when trying to untangle Plato first from Platonism and then from Christianity. In that year, Plato's Academy was finally closed in Athens, almost 900 years after it had opened. Plato's successors had fallen foul of the Christian emperor Justinian. Death penalties were issued. The philosophers fled. Plato's philosophy had evolved dramatically in the centuries since his death in 347BC. For . . . Read the rest here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/sep/14/plato-platonism-plotinus-christianity.