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He charged that in later antiquity platonizing theologians, who had absorbed the teachings of philosophy before becoming Christians, grafted the senseless doctrine on the pure and simple faith.
This apologue has been a favorite with platonizing poets, like Spenser and Milton.
It assumes that when our ordinary consciousness goes out, the only alternative surviving kind of consciousness that could be possible is abstract mentality, living on spiritual truth, and communicating ideal wisdom -- in short, the whole classic platonizing
I don't see how it can ever revive again in its ancient platonizing rôle of claiming to be the most authentic, intimate, and exhaustive definer of the nature of reality.
To a platonizing divine they look trivial; picked up in the street.
Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World, Bunsen's Biblical Researches, On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity; Seances Historiques de Gen��ve; On the Mosaic Cosmogony; Tendencies of Religious Thought in England, 1688-1750; On the Interpretation of Scripture.
But the paflage, inflead of proving this readinefs of the platonizing Chriftians, proves the readinefs of the pa - gan philofophers to apply this fame name to a perfon; even to the Maker of the Univerfe.
You in - form me that "the platonizing Chriftians were not