Plato's Big Ideas Reflected in Christian Truth

Certain old books stand out for both their intrinsic power and their longstanding influence upon Western civilization. Obviously the Bible is one of these, as are the epics of Homer, the Greek tragedies, and the plays of Shakespeare. On this short list the writings of Plato hold a high place. Plato's works are the literary fountain of our philosophical tradition; Alfred North Whitehead once characterized Western philosophy as a series of footnotes to Plato....


received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He writes on education, politics, religion, and culture.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #36, Spring 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |