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Neoplatonism Through the Renaissance

Neoplatonism

How was Neoplatonism similar to Christianity?

Just as Christianity promised a better emotional and spiritual world in times of great social and political upheaval, the Neoplatonists offered their followers an intellectual picture of a higher realm that could also console them personally. That is, Neoplatonism was closer to Christianity than to other ancient philosophies because of its emphasis on one creator and the importance placed on the feelings of its followers.



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