Quaestio 14:215-227 (2014)

Authors
Paul Richard Blum
Loyola University Maryland
Abstract
Benedictus Pererius as a 16th-century Jesuit integrated Platonic and Neo-Platonic sources in his philosophical and theological works as long as they were compatible with Catholic theology. His commentary on Genesis and his theological disputations on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans gave occasions to calibrate philosophy against theology. Pererius judges that pagan thinkers may be laudable for acknowledging the existence of God but cautions Christian readers as to the orthodoxy of such findings. Against the Protestant literalist interpretation of the Bible at the expense of philosophical theory of nature Pererius dealt with the questions of immortality and of the pagan notions of divinity and examined the role of philosophical heroes like Socrates and Hermes. Thus he welcomed philosophy as a potential source of religious thinking
Keywords Jesuits  Jesuit Philosophy  Platonism  Bible commentary  Second Scholasticism
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
DOI 10.1484/J.QUAESTIO.5.103613
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,999
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

God Is Love, Zeus Is Sex.Mark Glouberman - 2010 - Philosophy and Theology 22 (1/2):285-311.
The Bible in the Later Thought of F. W. J. Schelling.Joris Geldhof - 2004 - Philosophy and Theology 16 (1):45-72.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-10-07

Total views
22 ( #471,169 of 2,410,273 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #346,720 of 2,410,273 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes