Number Symbolism in Platonism and Early Christianity
Author: Joel Kalvesmaki
Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
View: 8830In the second century, some Gnostic Christians used numerical structures to describe God, interpret the Bible, and frame the universe. The Theology of Arithmetic explores the rich variety of number symbolism used by gnosticizing groups and their orthodox critics, and shows how earlier neo-Pythagorean and Platonist thought influenced this theology.