Eros the guide to the divine or to our other half is an interesting thought and perspective. However let’s start off with what are Plato’s dialogues, which are translations of Plato’s well known and influential pieces of work there are a few of these dialogues each with their own aspects on love. Symposium is comprised of several speeches on the topic of Eros it also has an astonishing description of love’s presumed final form being beauty according to a highly renown man of philosophy Socrates . Who is portrayed in the dialogue and lastly the dialogue is “artfully dramatic works of philosophy ever composed” (Plato, Nehamas and Woodruff). Now this is where the idea if Eros being a connection to the divine by Eros origin
However, they all are different in a sense. Xenophon’s was written by word of mouth but nonetheless he still quoted what he was told, and tried to explain what was going on and almost animate what could’ve been going on. Aristophanes’ was a humorous, sarcastic representation of Socrates. This could’ve easily been mistaken as a negative point of view on him, when in reality it was all pure sarcasm. And lastly, there was Plato, who seemed to have grasped Socrates the best.
My most preferred myth, Demeter, shows Zeus being a good god and causing a positive impact on those around him. Consequently, it is my firm opinion that Zeus serves a favorable role in Greek mythology. Many famous Greek myths, including Kronos and Zeus, show Zeus being a satisfactory god. The myth states, “They came of age and, when the time was right, they agreed to help fulfill the prophecy that would unseat Kronos from his throne” (Kronos and Zeus 1). Kronos was a terrible titian, he was very selfish and worried more about his power than his own children.
In Blake’s poem he shows the lamb to be innocent almost naive. He first asks the lamb who made it. This is foreshadowing for the second stanza when Blake tells the lamb he was made by god in his image. Even going so far to tell the lamb that he was named after god himself. This lamb that Blake is talking to is actually a small child.
The mystery of which is so high that human mind cannot comprehend it, and must accept the truth of what Jesus has said while also rejecting the absurdities, which are “unworthy of the heavenly majesty of Christ.” For my own reasoning, I find his argument thorough, although at times I was disappointed by his reliance on logic to explain why Christ cannot be two-fold, such as his discussion in the latter section of Christ’s appearance after the resurrection. It seems that Calvin has a propensity to downplay the miraculous outside of his own understanding of grace, which can come across as merely existential, although I know in fact he does not mean it this way. His reliance on the Spirit and his belief that it is an insult to Holy Spirit to refuse to accept the work that She dos in communicating the body and blood to us, is important to my pneumatological understanding. I agree with Calvin that it is of primary importance what we know how the body of Christ has been given up for us and how we partake of him by
In modern times, the concept of Fate has developed the misty halo of romantic destiny, but for the ancient Greeks, Fate represented a terrifying, unstoppable force.Fate was the will of the gods — an indifferent reality ritually revealed by the oracle at Delphi, who spoke for Apollo himself in mysterious pronouncements. The promise of prophecy drew many, but these messages usually offered the questioner incomplete, maddenly evasive answers that both illuminated and
He clarifies that one should not kill themselves to get there and in order to receive a good after life one should not take their own life away, as it is surely wrong and we would want our soul to be pure. This basically puts forward the idea that there is another place which we go to that consists of better forms of beauty and justice making Socrates not afraid of death; “That is why i am not so resentful because i have good hope that some future awaits men after death, as we have been told for
The phrase could be an attempt at alliteration, both God and good start with the letter G. The phrase is short, easy to say, and since good is a relative word the phrase can be universally used. Both party 1 and party 2 could say God is good, if the phrase is simply poetic, because they would be using the phrase as a metaphor to reflect what they deem as good on their own lives. But if God truly exist, and the phrase is not just poetic, then both party1 and party 2 cannot say that God is good because there is no way of objectively identify the goodness of God. God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his son in order to prove his devotion to God, and God only stops Abraham when God sees that Abraham is fully willing to kill his own son. Even after that, Abraham and others still call God good.
In the paper, I will show the different points that they have the ideas of forms, poetry and the methods they used while arguing their ideas. Plato looked for the answer of the question “What is the real world?” He believed that the world which we live in is full of shadows of the real ones. People thinks that the world is the real one because they see, touch, smell, taste and hear just the world they live. However, Plato approached the reality from different aspect. He believed that there is a
Zeus protects the immortal and mortal world, in terms of laws, order and life in general. The Greeks saw Zeus as the supreme ruler of gods and of men. I believe that the Greeks truly worshiped the gods and felt that they were perfect immortal beings. To the Greeks, the gods did no wrong as holy figures, therefore, Zeus’s actions were justified as acceptable. As mortals, Greeks were most likely afraid to question anything the gods did, and specifically not Zeus.