Of the nature of the gods
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Of the nature of the gods in three books. With criticcal, philosophical and explanatory notes. To which is added, an enquiry into the astronomy and anatomy of the antients. by Cicero

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Published by R. Francklin in London .
Written in English


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ContributionsFrancklin, Thomas, 1721-1784, Fryer, Delicia (autograph)
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 283, [9] p.
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19071918M

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All this is in his first book on the nature of the gods; in the second his aim is to harmonise the stories of Orpheus, Musæus, Hesiod, and Homer with what he has himself said on the subject of the immortal gods in the first book, so that even the oldest poets, who had not so much as a conception of such things, are made to seem to have been. The Nature of the Gods is a central document in this area, for it presents a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. About the Series: /5(36). Interesting book! Three public figures and Cicero himself, gather in Cotta's villa around 76 B.C. to discuss the nature of the gods. Gaius Velleius is an Epicurean.4/5(7). On the Nature of the Gods is a philosophical dialogue by the Roman orator Cicero written in 45 BC. It is laid out in three "books", each of which discusses the theology of different Roman and Greek philosophers. The dialogue uses Stoic, Epicurean, and skeptical theories to examine fundamental questions of theology/5.

On The Nature Of Gods On The Nature Of Gods by Cicero. Download it The Nature Of The Gods books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an . "Nature's God" is a lengthy, difficult and multi-faceted book that demands a great deal of perseverance and attention to read. The distinction between "popular" and "academic" writing frequently becomes blurred, no more so than it is in this by: It seems God is anxious to share with us the story of how man and creation are marred by sin.) Friends, nature should convince us of a power above ourselves. The primary lesson of the book of nature is to convince us that God exists. God's second book, the Bible, then puts the picture of God into focus. NEXT WEEK: BUT DID IT REALLY HAPPEN? Towards the end of his life, Cicero turned away from his oratorical and political career and looked instead to matters of philosophy and religion. The dialogue The Nature of the Gods both explores his own views on these subjects, as a monotheist and member of the Academic School, and considers the opinion of other philosophical schools of the Hellenistic age through the figures of Velleius the 4/5(5).

Books shelved as nature-of-god: Old Turtle by Douglas Wood, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science by Emma M. Seppälä, On Being Liked by James Alison.   Furthermore, the book of nature reveals God’s invisible qualities. The apostle Paul said exactly that: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans ). This book will interest senior undergraduates with some grounding in philosophy as well as those working in the philosophy of religion. Hughes' non-technical approach will encourage and enable the reader to understand the arguments about the nature of God from both a . In this book Cicero attempts to analyse the nature of the Gods according to other philosophical schools and religious thinking at the time. I am amazed by the currency of his thoughts. And think it's a remarkable work on the intersectionality of philosophy/ theology/5.