Calvin and Plato Comparison Essay by BrainC

A comparative analysis of the world views of Calvin and Plato.
# 52836 | 892 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2004 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Religion and Theology (General)

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This paper examines how it is through the words of theologians like Calvin and philosophers like Plato that we in the modern world form our opinions on the historical ideals of the times in which they lived and the times that followed these profound lives. It looks at how, through such measurement of morality and knowledge, we glean greater understandings of history and man's reaction to it. It examines how, within the works of Calvin, there are many instances of agreement with the classical philosophers, especially Plato.

From the Paper:

"Plato, had something very similar to say within his work Gorgias "He must not cling to life, but surrender such considerations to God and have faith in the old wives' proverb that "None can escape his Destiny." Plato develops the idea that God has forethought and control of an individual's destiny and that he must live his life with the knowledge that fear of death or a steadfast connection to life is unnecessary, as God will do as he wills for God is eternal, according to even the authority of the scripture: "Hear, Lord, the prayer of your suppliants, With Aaron's blessing on your people, And all the people on the earth will know That you are the Lord, the eternal God." "

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