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Henry, Paul 1908-

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Works: 1 works in 8 publications in 4 languages and 27 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Biography 
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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Most widely held works by Paul Henry
The enneads by Plotinus( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 27 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
 
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