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He gave the Platonic school a strongly ethical orientation, opening the door to the eclecticism that marked Middle Platonism, and to the focus on the soul and its destiny. Eudorus of Alexandria, for example, in the 1st century BCE presents the end of human life as 'becoming like God in so far as possible', and sees the life of virtue and wisdom as the path to this end. The writings of Plutarch (45-125 CE) reflect an equally strong ethical concern and present a pure and refined doctrine of God. He defends the immortality of the soul and the freedom of human choice.

Their views on theology tend to emphasize the plurality within the Divine, prefiguring Neo-Piatonism. Numenius believed that the god, in the making of the world had to combat and reorder the world's evil soul. Ammonius Saccas (d c240 CE), a convert from Christianity, taught both Plotinus and Origen: the distinct forms of Platonism they represent make it virtually impossible to reconstruct his doctrine. Given that both were interested in practical mysticism, it may be that an emphasis on mystical practice is part of their common debt to him.

Ammad to mankind. According to certain Shi'ite mystical philosophers, he embodies the inner reality of all religion; he existed before the rest A-lo-pen of humanity and was sent by God with every prophet before appearing openly with Mul_lammad. 'All plays a central role in ~ufism as the nominal progenitor of many orders and a transmitter of esoteric knowledge. Among the Turkish Bektashis, he forms a trinity with God and Mul_lammad. ) Alinesitoue [I. A] (c. 1915-). A prophetess among the Diola of Senegal, the Gambia and Portuguese Guinea during the Second World War.

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