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Mackenna, Stephen 1872-1934

Overview
Works: 127 works in 334 publications in 2 languages and 6,495 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Meditations  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Devotional literature  Poetry  History  Prayers 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: BV4821, 186.4
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Most widely held works by Stephen Mackenna
The six Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
20 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer version of an English translation of The Enneads by Plotinus, plus DOS applications
The enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
68 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a highly original synthesis. Yet despite the profundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus (AD 204-70) remained largely inaccessible. What was desperately needed, suggest John Dillon in his Biographical Sketch, was 'an interpretative translation, which would boldly tease out all the nuances of Plotinus' crabbed and condensed language, and reproduce it in English of proper nobility'. Such is precisely the achievement of Stephen MacKenna; his book ranks with the greatest translations of the twentieth century
The essence of Plotinus, extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus by Plotinus ( Book )
14 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, ""chance, "" and not the divine intervention of the traditional Ro
The ethical treatises : being the treatises of the first Ennead with Porphyry's Life of Plotinus, and the Preller-Ritter extracts forming a conspectus of the Plotinian system by Plotinus ( Book )
10 editions published between 1916 and 1948 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enneads : a new, definitive edition with comparisons to other translations on hundreds of key passages by Plotinus ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotinus : the six enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
3 editions published between 1952 and 1955 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychic and physical treatises; comprising the second and third Enneads by Plotinus ( Book )
12 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nature of the soul, being the fourth Ennead by Plotinus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the One and Good, being the treatises of the sixth Ennead by Plotinus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The divine mind, being the treatises of the fifth Ennead by Plotinus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotinus on the beautiful : being the sixth treatise of the first Ennead by Plotinus ( Book )
9 editions published between 1908 and 1919 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotinus, the ethical treatises being the treatises of the first Ennead with Porphyry's life of Plotinus, and the Preller-Ritter extracts forming a conspectus of the Plotinian system by Plotinus ( Book )
10 editions published between 1916 and 1918 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plotinus by Plotinus ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PLOTINUS (A.D. 204/5-270), possibly of Roman descent, but certainly a Greek in education and environment, was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. Practically nothing is known of his early life, but at the age of 28 he came to Alexandria, and studied philosophy with Ammonius 'Saccas' for 11 years. Wishing to learn the philosophy of the Persians and Indians he joined the expedition of Gordian III against the Persians in 243, not without subsequent danger. Aged 40 he came to Rome and taught philosophy there till shortly before his death. In 253 he began to write and continued to do so till the last year of his life. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads). He regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neophthagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. There is no real trace of Oriental influence on his thought, and he was passionately opposed to Gnosticism. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. He was deeply respected by many members of the Roman aristocracy and a personal friend of the Emperor Gallienus and his wife. He devoted much of his time to the care of orphan children to whom he had been appointed guardian. But before his death his circle of friends had broken up, and he died alone except for his faithful friend and doctor Eustochius. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience
The imitation of Christ by Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally written in 1441, The Imitation "offers profound insights into a person's relationship with God."--T.p. verso
The ethical treatises by Plotinus ( Book )
3 editions published between 1917 and 1949 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The imitation of Christ : the inspirational teachings of Thomas à Kempis by Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trinity by Augustine ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustine knows by faith that God is a trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he is seeking as far as possible to understand what he believes. In the first seven books Augustine begins by searching the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments for clues to understanding and then argues in the language of philosophy and logic to defend the orthodox statement of the doctrine against the Arians.In the last eight books Augustine seeks to understand the mystery of the divine Trinity by observing an analogous trinity in the image of God, which is the human mind; and in so doing, he also suggests a program for the serious Christian of spiritual self-discovery and renewal.This second edition is newly produced, now featuring convenient footnotes rather than the previously used endnotes
The Trinity by Hilary ( Book )
6 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Porphyry: on the life of Plotinus and the arrangement of his work by Porphyry ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Daly, Martin 1872-1934
Mac Enna, Stiofán
Mac Enna, Stiofán 1872-1934
Mac Kenna Stephen 1872-1934
MacEnna, Stiefán 1872-1934
Languages
English (201)
Irish (2)
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