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60Wrestling With an Angelhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/10/004-wrestling-with-an-angel
Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life:
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Jesus in the Talmud
by Peter Schaumlfer
Princeton University Press, 232 pages, $24.95
]]>The Life of the Worldhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2007/02/the-life-of-the-world
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life
]]>What Is Ancient Philosophy?https://www.firstthings.com/article/2002/12/what-is-ancient-philosophy
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 00:00:00 -0500 According to Pierre Hadot, a prominent historian of ancient thought and professor emeritus at the CollËge de France, philosophy today”specialized, professional, and detached from life”is but a shadow of its glorious Athenian past. But that is not the original part of his thesis. A wide array of modern minds have thought the same: Hegel lamented that philosophy is no longer practiced as a private art, as it was by
the Greeks, Heidegger called for a return to the Greek grammar of being, and Kant claimed that the ancient Greek philosophers remained more faithful to the Idea of the philosopher than their modern counterparts have done. What
What Is Ancient Philosophy?
is that its author confidently identifies Christianity as the agent of philosophys decline.