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NEO-PLATONISM

The revival of Platonism, as the dominant philosophy of the Greco-Roman world, from the middle of the third century to the closing of the philosophical schools of Athens in 529. It was given its definitive form by Plotinus (204-70). The more ardent Neo-Platonists influences gradually made themselves felt in Catholic theology. Besides Synesius (370-414) and Dionysius (c. 500), Sts. Anselm and Bonaventure and other Scholastic philosophers, of the thirteenth century, were influenced by Neo-Platonism.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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