How did Ancient Greek Philosophers have an impact on Judaism and early Christianity?
There are many elements of the Christian faith that can be found across Judaism, Greek mystery schools such as the cult of Mithras, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, such as that of Philo and Plotinus. Did the scholarly discussion of these various forms of philosophy and religion bring about the concepts of Christianity or did that religion develop on its own, away from these external influences? How do the ancient Greek philosophers manifest themselves throughout the religion and what does that mean for us today? Did and do these concepts have an effect on Freemasonry and how it has developed? How does the Freemason sort out the various symbolism found in all these religious concepts to form an ethical view?