Socrates, Jesus and Freedom

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Socrates, Jesus and Freedom
 

A Philosophical Reflection

Authored by Joan Arnsteen
Edition: 1

The author discusses the lives of Jesus and Socrates and through comparative analysis explains the parallels of their teaching techniques and philosophies on life.

The author came under the spell of Socrates at an early age, following his example and awakening from the amanuensis that, according to Socrates, plagues us all. When she reflected upon the care of the soul and quickening of the spirit that are tenets of Socratic teaching, she became aware of the connections between the teachings of Socrates and Jesus. Socrates taught that the highest purpose of the human being was to care for one's soul and to be a lover of wisdom and by doing so we give birth to intellectual children (ideas) which will become immortal. Jesus taught us to "walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Cor 5:7 The New Inductive Study Bible). Socrates' love for his fellow citizens is evident in the care that he took to guide the ancient Athenians in open conversations that led to the truth. The treasure of our Lord's love for us belongs to each of us as individuals, and belongs to the past, present, and future for all human beings.

Follow her as she points to the many similarities between Socrates and Jesus Christ, including the fact that both men never wrote anything down but had a profound effect on their followers - their spiritual influence remains as powerful today.


Publication Date:
2016-06-23
ISBN/EAN13:
0692748962 / 9780692748961
Page Count:
288
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Philosophy / Religious




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