Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Block to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.
Here he points out that the authors of the Christian Gospels wrote in Greek and were influenced by the Hellenic intellectual culture. He suggests that a strict translation from the original Greek texts would reveal that they shared the pure mysticism of Plato and his emphasis on knowledge of the Self. He points out that one cannot find this in the writings of Paul and, in fact, Pauline theology is distinctly anti-Hellenic. He also discusses his thinking on the similarities between Socrates and Jesus.
(Recorded on September 10, 2018)
Published on September 12, 2018