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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
Print version ISSN 1609-9982

Abstract

DAFNI, Evangelia G.. Plato's Apology of Socrates and Sapientia Salomonis on atheism. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2019, vol.40, n.1, pp.1-7. ISSN 2074-7705.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v40i1.2039.

The article examines the perception of atheism in Plato's Apology of Socrates (4th century BC) in comparison to the book of Sapientia Salomonis (about 1st century BC or 1st century AD) from a cultural critical perspective. Special attention is paid to linguistic, ideological and theological aspects referring to the righteous and the godless in the face of God. INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS: The perception of atheism in Plato's Apology of Socrates in comparison to the book of Sapientia Salomonis is examined from the fields of Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy and Theology.

Keywords : Apology of Socrates; Sapientia Salomonis; Atheism; Righteous; Evildoers; Indictment; Prosecution; Death penalty; Final judgement; Eschatology.

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