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Re: Christian Platonists and Neoplatonists - Part 3 (Renaissance)

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  • Amelius Gentilianus
    thanks for this list -- i had no idea there were so many Renaissance Neoplatonists, and this is probably just scratching the surface. I m putting the Hankins
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      thanks for this list -- i had no idea there were so many Renaissance
      Neoplatonists, and this is probably just scratching the surface.

      I'm putting the Hankins book on my 'must-read' list.

      ag

      --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, "John Uebersax"
      <john.uebersax@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here is Part 3, covering the Renaissance (or, roughly 1350-1650) to a
      > proposed list of Christian Platonists and Neoplatonists. Comments and
      > suggestions are welcome.
      >
      > I've also placed draft version of the entire list (with hyperlinks to
      > encyclopedia articles on each person) here:
      >
      > http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jsuebersax/cp.htm#renaissance
      >
      > (but please hold any possible comments about the 'modern' section
      > there until I post that part here).
      >
      > John Uebersax
      >
      >
      > Christian Platonists and Neoplatonists (Renaissnace)
      >
      >
      > Petrarch (1304 - 1374)
      >
      > Coluccio Salutati (1331 - 1406; Florentine; encouraged Platonic
      > revival; recruited Chrysoloras)
      >
      > George Gemistus Pletho (or Plethon; c. 1355 - 1450; Greek monk;
      > visited Florence in 1439)
      >
      > Manuel Chrysoloras (c. 1355 - 1415; student of Pletho; taught in
      > Florence, 1397-1400)
      >
      > Leonardo Bruni (c. 1369 - 1444; Florentine; studied with Chrysoloras)
      >
      > Ambrogio Traversari (1386 - 1439; Florentine; taught or influenced by
      > Chrysoloras)
      >
      > George of Trebizond (1395 - 1486; anti-Platonist, but historically
      > significant)
      >
      > Cardinal Basilios Bessarion (1403 - 1472)
      >
      > Nicolas of Cusa (1401 - 1464; cardinal; German)
      >
      > MARSILIO FICINO (1433 - 1499; translated Plato, Plotinus, Iamblichus,
      > Pseudo-Dionysius, Hermetica, Chaldean Oracles)
      >
      > Girolamo Benivieni (1453 - 1542; poet)
      >
      > Angelo Poliziano (1454 - 1494; Florentine)
      >
      > Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463 - 1494)
      >
      > Desiderius Erasmus? (1466 - 1536)
      >
      > Francesco Cattani da Diacceto (1466 - 1522)
      >
      > John Doget (c. 1430? - 1501; English; priest)
      >
      > John Colet (ca. 1467 - 1519; priest; brought Italian Platonism to
      England)
      >
      > Symphorien Champier (1471 - 1539; brought Italian Platonism to France)
      >
      > Pietro Bembo (1470 - 1547; Italian cardinal; literary reformer)
      >
      > Agostino Nifo (c. 1473 - c. 1540; Aristotelian influenced by Ficino
      > and Neoplatonism)
      >
      > Baldassare Castiglione (1478 - 1529)
      >
      > Agostino Steuco (1497 - 1548; priest)
      >
      > Philipp Melanchthon (1497 - 1560; Lutheran)
      >
      > Francesco Patrizi (1529 - 1597)
      >
      > Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600)
      >
      > Renaissance Christian Mysticism
      > * conventional Christian mystics (e.g., Spanish mysticism)
      > * 'Rosicrucian enlightenment' (Yates, 1972),
      > * Christian Cabalists (Scholem, 1997; Yates, 1979)
      > * spritual alchemical literature
      > * Jacob Boehme
      >
      > Cambridge Platonists [Stanford]
      >
      > * Benjamin Whichcote (1609 - 1683)
      > * Henry More (1614 - 1687)
      > * Ralph Cudworth (1617 - 1689)
      > * Peter Sterry (1613 - 1672)
      > * John Smith (1618 - 1652)
      > * Nathaniel Culverwell (1619 - 1651)
      > * John Worthington (1618 - 1671)
      > * George Rust (d. 1670)
      > * Anne Conway (1630 - 1679)
      > * John Norris (1657-1711)
      >
      > Jeremy Taylor (1613 - 1667)
      >
      >
      > References:
      >
      > Hankins, James. Plato in the Italian Renaissance. Brill, 1990.
      >
      > Hooker, Richard. "Renaissance Neoplatonism". 1996.
      >
      > Jayne, Sears Reynolds. Plato in Renaissance England. Dordrecht:
      > Kluwer, 1995.
      >
      > Nelson, John Charles. "Platonism in The Renaissance". In: Philip P.
      > Wiener (ed.), The Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York:
      > Scribner, 1973-74.
      >
      > Scholem, Gershom. "The Beginnings of the Christian Kabbalah." In:
      > Joseph Dan (ed.), The Christian Kabbalah: Jewish Mystical Books and
      > Their Christian Interpreters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1997.
      >
      > Walker, Daniel Pickering. The Ancient Theology: Studies in Christian
      > Platonism from the Fifteenth to Seventheenth Century. Ithaca, New
      > York: Cornell University Press, 1972.
      >
      > Yates, Frances. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment. London: Routledge, 1972.
      >
      > Yates, Frances A. The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age.
      > London: Routledge, 1979.
      >
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