The Platonic Monotheism of Plotinus
The articulation of transcendence developed by the Platonic schools;
The Plotinian account of hypostatic levels of reality;
The levels of the self and of its noetic states that correspond to these hypostases;
The unique character of the One’s ‘deep’ transcendence;
The use of ‘pointer’ terms and the centrality of contemplation.
The relation of this Platonic monotheism to classical theism;
The challenge of Plotinian contemplative theology to abstract modeling of the divine.
KeywordsLate Antiquity Philosophical Theology Critical Advance Negative Theology Rational Intuition
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