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Plato’s Apology of Socrates and Sapientia Salomonis on atheism

Evangelia G. Dafni
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 40, No 1 | a2039 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v40i1.2039 | © 2019 Evangelia G. Dafni | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 2019 | Published: 29 November 2019

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Evangelia G. Dafni, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Department of Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

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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