Compare The Allegory Of The Cave And Christianity

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The Allegory of the Cave is an intensely influential philosophical work by Plato, a philosopher in Classical Greece. It comes from a larger dialogue called The Republic which is spoken from the point of view of Socrates, Plato’s teacher. Plato writes in the allegory about how humans can come to knowledge and about reality. Not too long after his time period, Christianity came into existence. Christianity is based on the teachings and work of Jesus. Jesus lived when Rome was the world power, not Athens. Although Plato and his ideas were established before Christianity, there are many aspects of Platonism that are compatible with Christianity. Plato writes in The Allegory of the Cave about a group of people who were born and lived their whole lives in an underground cave. All they ever see are shadows that are projected on a wall from a fire behind them. They spend their days discussing the figures they see on the wall and naming them. One day, one of the slaves gets out of the cave and is able to see the real world. His eyes have to …show more content…
The concept of the “Form of Forms” could definitely be some sort of god. Plato’s “Form of Forms” is the Form of good. The god in Christianity is known to be good. Psalm 119:68 demonstrates this when it says, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (NIV). Also, Plato writes about how the Form of Forms is above the rest of the Forms. Everything came from this Form. Christians believe that everything in the world comes from God. In addition, Platonism shows that the Form of Forms is perfect and unchanging. This can relate to the Christian god because Christians believe that He is perfect and unchanging. Matthew 5:48 says, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly father is perfect” (NIV). Plato’s Form of Forms could definitely relate to Christianity in that it is like

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