Saturday, May 19, 2007

Jesus and Plato

Recently I was asked to compare Plato's perception of reality as articulated in "The Allegory of the Cave" with that of Jesus' as articulated in "The Gospel of John." In light of this request I have written the following paper:

Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to examine the similarities and differences in Jesus’ and Plato’s perception of reality. This analysis of Jesus’ and Plato’s thought will be based on the Gospel of John and The Allegory of the Cave. Plato’s Allegory was written hundreds of years before Jesus walked the earth and yet the areas of overlap between these two men’s teaching is striking. The first part of this paper will focus in on five areas of overlap between JPR and PPR. In fact it is the contention of this author that there are many more areas of similarities between the two than there are differences. However, the differences that exist are fairly significant and two of these will be addressed in the second part of this paper...(To read the whole thing click here)

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