The Separation Between Philosophy And Religion Essay

2107 Words Dec 6th, 2016 9 Pages
Michael Robinson
Professor Honisberg
Ethics
6 December 2016
Jesus and Aristotle
Historically there has always been a separation between philosophy and religion. While philosophy has mentioned religion multiple times there is no well-known link between the two. I grew up my entire life as a Baptist Christian but I never really had a great understanding of philosophy. The only names that I knew had anything to do with philosophy about were Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. With my limited understanding of the subject matter, I believed that they were relics of the past who represented the desperate search for knowledge that all humans have had. While those three men were the definite faces of Philosophy for me, I knew the clear leader of it all from my perspective had to be Aristotle. Before I even had a concept of Philosophy I would hear about the great Aristotle. He is a man whose ideas have continued to shape the ideals of many. His influence has many facets whether it is in religion, equality, or how to be a good person. His ideas are beyond the grave and he has continued to have a lasting influence on all forms of thinking throughout the years. It is a proven fact that “Instruction in natural philosophy during the sixteenth century was overwhelmingly Aristotelian, in universities, in newly founded Jesuit colleges, and in other schools and religious institutions throughout Catholic and Protestant Europe. More commentaries on Aristotle were written between 1500 and 1650 than…

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