Ammonius, while giving a critique of previous discussions. A significant feature of the situation of Ammonius Saccas, Leiden, ). But this gives rise to some. Ammonius Saccas Plotinus Porphyry Iamblichus Emperor Julian Hypatia of Alexandria He [ Ammonius ] adopted the doctrines which were received in Egypt. Ammonius Saccas (Greek: Ἀμμώνιος Σακκᾶς; fl. 3rd century AD) was a Greek philosopher from Alexandria who is often referred to as one of.
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This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Like Ammonius, Hoffer had very little formal education; his education came from his life experiences not the classroom.
He was a mysterious figure, almost a cult-leader. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. His admirers credited him with having reconciled the quarrels of the two great schools. When Gordian ammoniue killed in Mesopotamia, it was only with great difficulty that Plotinus came off safe to Antioch.
There seems no reason, therefore, to doubt that Eusebius is here referring to the Christian philosopher. Ammonius held the divine philosophy unshaken and unadulterated to the end of his life.
He was undoubtedly the biggest influence on Ammoniue in his development of Neoplatonismalthough little is known about his own philosophical views.
Also, in my view, it is very unlikely that the founder of Neoplatonic philosophy should have been at the same time a Christian.
For this man, having been a hearer of Saccax, who had attained the greatest proficiency in philosophy of any in our day, derived much benefit from his teacher in the knowledge of the sciences; but as to the correct choice of life, he pursued ammpnius course opposite to his. And since there were two Origens who were accepted as contemporaries it was easy for later Christians to accept that there were two individuals named Ammonius, one a Christian and one a Pagan.
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Based on the above we have two major issues between Porphyry and Eusebius: The neutrality of this article is disputed. And carrying over the learning which he had obtained, he hawked it about, in his life conducting himself as a Christian and contrary to the laws, but in his opinions of material things and of the Deity being like a Greek, and mingling Grecian teachings with foreign fables.
But this interpretation has been rejected. But his new strain of Platonism was so distinctive that it came to be called Neoplatonism.
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A friend to whom he opened his heart divined his temperamental craving and suggested Ammonius, whom he had not yet tried. According to Porphyry, the parents of Ammonius were Christiansbut upon learning Greek philosophy, Ammonius rejected his parents’ religion for paganism. From the fact that the writings of both Origen and Plotinus contain many references to Plato’s dialogues and viewpoints, I infer that Ammonius Saccas must have been, in large measure, a Platonist.
I refer to Origen, who is highly honored by the teachers of these doctrines. Another explanation might be that there was only saccaw Ammonius but that Origen, who ammmonius the Neo-Platonist views of his teacher essential to his own beliefs about the essential nature of Christianity, chose to suppress Ammonius’ choice of Paganism over Christianity.
For the author of the early Gospel synopsis please see Ammonius ammoius Alexandria. Influenced OrigenPlotinus. I have also argued that Ammonius is likely to have considered the two philosophers in accord also on how God accounts for the existence of the world and how wmmonius intelligible and the sensible realm relate to each other.
The most famous pupil of Ammonius Saccas was Plotinus who studied under Ammonius for eleven years.
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However, we are told by Longinus that Ammonius wrote nothing,  and if Ammonius was the principal influence on Plotinus, then it is unlikely that Ammonius would have been a Christian. Blavatsky had a profound interest in both Neoplatonism and Gnosticism and both subjects are still studied by Theosophical groups around the world.
Porphyrythe most important student of Plotinus, in his book entitled On the Life of Plotinus and the Arrangement of his Work, says the following: He is mainly known as the teacher of Plotinuswhom he taught for eleven years from to The unequivocal disagreement between Porphyry and Eusebius on these two important issues provides support for believing that there may have been two different men: Plotinus went, heard a lecture, and exclaimed to his comrade: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
His works yet extant sacccas this, as he is celebrated among many for the writings which he has left.
Ammonius Saccas – Encyclopedia
This confusion in identity may be due to ammonjus fact that Ammonius taught both Plotinus the Neoplatonist and Origen the Christian; later scholars on both sides wrote their own opinions about Ammonius, ignorant of the historical context in which the man lived.
I have no opinion re the writing of any books, although I note that Pythagoreans were not supposed to put their more important teachings into writing.
January Learn how and when to remove this template message. He seems to have been able to form a mystical syncretism of Plato with Indian and Egyptian philosophies and theologies. Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyryfirst published in Hierocleswriting in the 5th century, states amjonius Ammonius’ fundamental doctrine was that Plato and Aristotle were in full agreement with each other: