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The (Un)willing Zeus — Heraclitus, Hermeneutics, and Religious Expression

“Heraclitus,” Johannes Moreelse (1603–1634)

“The Wise [Zeus] is one only. It is unwilling and willing to be called by the name of Zeus.”
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Heraclitus

For Heraclitus, the divine is a common Reality all human beings experience to varying degrees. His Greek contemporaries’ use of the name “Zeus” to describe this system (what Heraclitus calls “the wise,” “the one”) is a cultural…

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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Independent writer interested in psychology, philosophy, literature, religion. www.nathansmithbooks.com @NateSmithSNF