We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $24,070 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

A silent scandal: Catholic schools promoting morally unacceptable vaccines 18 hours ago
A More Militant Church? 19 hours ago
How we'll know if the Vatican and the US hierarchy are serious about deposing negligent bishops 19 hours ago
Final take on the LCWR: A time to plant, a time to uproot 22 hours ago
With the LCWR, has the Vatican taken Gamaliel's advice? April 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21