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One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

C. Kavin Rowe


One True Life explores the promise and problems inherent in engaging rival claims to what is true. Juxtaposing the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius with the Christian saints Paul, Luke, and Justin Martyr, and incorporating the contemporary views of Jeffrey Stout, Alasdair McIntyre, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, Pierre Hadot, and others, the author suggests that in a world of religious pluralism there is negligible gain in sampling from separate belief systems. The book reconceives the relationship between ancient philosophy and emergent Christianity as a rivalry between s ... More

Keywords: Early Christianity, Stoicism, Philosophy, Comparison, Traditions of Life, Truth

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300180121
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Kavin Rowe, author
Duke University Divinity School

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