Outward resemblances

All that can be said in regard to the platonism of the Fathers, and especially in regard to the dependence of the author of the Areopagitica on the neo-platonist philosophers, is limited to outward resemblances which do not go to the root of their teaching, and relate only to a vocabulary which was common to the age.
Vladimir Lossky

May we in like manner speak of the “Western captivity” of Orthodoxy? I think so.


One thought on “Outward resemblances

  1. I read an interesting article once about how the Church Fathers were not “taken in” by Greek philosophy as some accuse, but rather used its categories to transform some of the concepts and create the concept of personhood as it is understood today.

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