[MaFLa] Börje Bydén (Stockholm): A Case for Creationism, május 5., 17:30, Popper Room, CEU

Bodnar Istvan stb at elte.hu
Mon May 2 09:59:21 CEST 2011

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies cordially invites you
to the next Lecture of its 6th Colloquia Series

Börje Bydén (University of Stockholm)

A Case for Creationism
Christian cosmology in the fifth and sixth centuries

Time: 5 May 2011, 17:30
Place: CEU, Popper Room, Nádor utca 9, Budapest


John Philoponus' monumental effort to refute the pagan philosophers' view 
that the world has always existed, and to prove the Biblical view that God 
in the beginning created heaven and earth, provided material and 
inspiration for cosmological works in Greek, Arabic and Latin throughout 
the Middle Ages. But Philoponus was not the only Christian in Late 
Antiquity who thought the Biblical view could be defended by philosophical 
argument. In this paper I will focus on the debate between pagans and 
Christians in the two or three generations before Philoponus, especially 
the fictional debate staged in Zacharias Scholasticus' dialogue Ammonius.
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