cynics


cynics
Resemblances have been detected between the teachings and way of Jesus and those of the Cynics, a philosophical sect founded by a follower of Socrates (c.400 BCE) e.g. in Matt. 6:25–34; and Paul was not averse to using Cynic motifs in connection with pastoral care (1 Thess. 2:18) and the burdens of marriage (1 Cor. 7:32–5).

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  • Cynics — Greek philosophical sect that flourished from the 4th century BC to the 6th century AD. Antisthenes (с 445–365 BC), a disciple of Socrates, is considered the founder of the movement, but Diogenes of Sinope was its paradigm. Named principally for… …   Universalium

  • Cynics — (Gk., kynikos, dog like) The ‘dog philosophers’, probably called after the nickname of Diogenes of Sinope, their most prominent member and founder. In the ancient world, dogs were symbols of lack of shame. For Cynics the virtuous life consisted… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • CYNICS —    a sect of Greek philosophers, disciples of Antisthenes, who was a disciple of Socrates, but carried away with him only part of Socrates teaching and enforced that as if it were the whole, dropped all regard for humanity and the universal… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • cynics — cyn·ic || sɪnɪk n. one who is cynical, pessimist, one who tends to be sarcastic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • CYNICS AND CYNICISM — CYNICS AND CYNICISM, Greek philosophy glorifying the unspoiled primitive life that left its imprint upon many ages and cultures. The Cynics used a fable like witty anecdote, the chria, which immortalized the extreme actions and caustic bon mots… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Armchair Cynics — Infobox musical artist Name = Armchair Cynics Img capt = Img size = 220 px Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Instrument = Origin = Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Genre = Rock Years active = 2000 Present Label = 604 Records URL =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cynics — Datos generales Origen Pittsburgh, Pensilvania Información artística Género(s) Garage rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lord of the Cynics — Infobox Album | Name = Lord of the Cynics Type = Album Artist = Acumen Nation Released = 2003 September 9 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 66:55 Label = Cracknation Producer = Lord Pickles and Kidd Knobbs Reviews = Last album = (2002) This album …   Wikipedia

  • The Cynics — is an influential garage rock revival band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band, consisting of guitarist Gregg Kostelich, drummer Thomas Hohn, vocalist Michael Kastelic, bass player Smith Hutchings, and keyboardist Becky Smith, debuted with… …   Wikipedia

  • Cynic — Cynics …   Philosophy dictionary


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