Ancient Greek Philosophers believed in one God

In this article we present seven excerpts from ancient Greek literature which bring to light the -beyond any doubt- Monotheism that prevailed among the Philosophers.

1. Ancient Greek: είναι γαρ έν το σοφόν

English: because one is the wise (only one is wise)– Heraclitus 


2. Ancient Greek: σοφόν είναι ο θεός

English: Wise is god (only; there is no wise man) or ‘God is Wisdom itself‘– Socrates


3. Ancient Greek: ανθρώπων ο σοφώτατος πρός θεόν πίθηκος φανείται

English: the wisest among men will appear like an ape compared to GodHeraclitus

4. Ancient Greek: Εις Ζευς, εις Αΐδης, εις Ήλιος, εις Διόνυσος. Εις θεός εν πάντεσσι, τι σοι δίχα ταύτ’ αγορεύω;

English: One Zeus, one Hades, one Sun, one Dionysus. One God in everything, why do I mention them separately? – from ‘Orphic excerpts


5. Ancient Greek: έν είναι το πάν καί τον θεόν συμφυή τοις πάσιν

English: One is everything and God is inside everythingXenophanes 

6. Ancient Greek: Χρη δε πρώτον μεν θεόν υμνείν εύφρονας άνδρας ευφήμοις μύθοις καί καθαροίσι λόγοις

English: It is necessary first of all (before anything else) that the good-thinking men praise God with glorious and pure (or, ‘good sounding and clear’) words – Xenophanes


7. Ancient Greek: Νους του κόσμου είναι ο θεός

English: Nous/Mind of the cosmos/world is God (or else, ‘Nous=God’, ‘Mind of everything=God‘) – Thales

NovoScriptorium: We believe that no special analysis of the above is needed in order for anyone to realise the truth of our article’s title. God is one, gave birth to (created) everything and rules everything, He is the mind of the world, the mind of everything, Wisdom in person and the only real/true Wisdom, He is everywhere and fills everything. The man who has mind (‘good-thinking man’, ‘the man who uses his brain properly’, in other words), after realizing his position/condition before the Almighty and Ιnconceivable God, he is ‘forced’ to place Him as the epicentre of his life and continuously praise Him with beautiful and substantial words, abolishing his own Will, absolutely ‘surrendering’ himself to the Divine Will, the Will of God.


Research-Comments for NovoScriptorium: Isidoros Aggelos

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