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(PUBPenguin)The last great philosopher of classical antiquity, Plotinus defined God as the Beloved whose emanation we are and whose center we forever seek. His odd blend of Plato and mysticism profoundly affected Augustine and Pseudo-Dionysius, hence all medieval Christianity. 558 pages, softcover.
Here is a highly original synthesis of Platonism, mystic passion, ideas from Greek philosophy, and variants of the Trinity and other central tenets of Christian doctrine by the brilliant thinker who has had an immense influence on mystics and religious writers.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College in Dublin.