Philo: An Introduction to the Man and His Methods

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Wesley Gibbs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Jeffery Geller

Abstract: This research paper examines the influence of the ancient Jewish philosopher Philo upon history by delving into his personal history as well as his methodology. Most people have no idea who Phio is, or the fact that his works had a large impact on history due to their adoption by early Christians. Without his works certain aspects of Christianity would not be in place today, at least not in their current form. Philo was a philosopher whose vast scope of influence can now be seen, and it is apparent that much of his popularity among early Christians arises from his allegorical method. One purpose of this paper as well as familiarize the reader with the man who was Philo, and his methodology since it can be very confusing. The other purpose of this research paper is to make readers aware of his influence on history.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2008
Philo, Philosopher, Christians, Christianity, Methodology,

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