In his preface to From Plato to Christ, Louis Markos suggests that the works of Plato can be most profitably read on two simultaneous levels. One, as works of genius in their own right, and two, as inspired writings used by the God of the Bible to prepare the ancient world for the coming of Christ. We should not forget that many of the finest thinkers of the past held just such a view of Plato and his fellow proto-Christians.
The very reason that Aristotle and Virgil could serve as forerunners and guides to Aquinas and Dante was because the latter pair understood that their pagan mentors had access to a wisdom that transcended time and place. Though they believed that man was fallen both in body and in mind, they also believed that man was created in God’s image and still retained the mark of his Creator. Our reason, conscience, and powers of observation were corrupted by the fall, but they still operated and could afford us limited knowledge of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
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