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Of course, one might agree or disagree wouter hanegraaff that agenda. Other scholars may well propose different ways of conceptualizing and studying the field, and that is perfectly fine.

What is not fine is to distort an argument wouter hanegraaff recognition and then score points against the caricature.

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This is a strong argument with which I agree completely. Nothing could be farther from the truth.


In fact the term refers, quite simply, wouter hanegraaff a very influential tradition that saw Platonism not as a rational philosophy created by Plato but as a spiritual wisdom tradition rooted in pre-Platonic sources such wouter hanegraaff Pythagoras, Moses, Zoroaster, or Hermes.

Arthur simply ignores these statements, or refuses to believe them. Again, this is completely wrong.

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Again, my true agenda is to expose the wouter hanegraaff negative effects of the Protestant heresiological imagination and its Enlightenment continuations, so that it may be possible for Platonism to be seen in its true light.

How is it possible that Arthur got it so wrong? Certainly Arthur thinks that this is the case, but in fact it is not. What authors like Dubuisson and Hanegraaff assert is wouter hanegraaff radical externalism.

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It is very strange that Arthur objects so much to this, for if you read the quotation closely and think it over, you will see that it describes exactly his own point of view! And more than that, it wouter hanegraaff a view with which I wholly agree.

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I know that this wouter hanegraaff is likely to make his head spin, so let me explain. Arthur might be amazed to hear it, but that is exactly what I am saying as well.

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Just compare those two statements by Kingsley and myself, and you will find they wouter hanegraaff the same conclusion: I could not agree more. The wouter hanegraaff fallacy does not apply to me, so let me try to put the record straight once and for all.

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How could I possibly mean something so ridiculous? Again Arthur has gotten me wouter hanegraaff with some old-fashioned reductionist of the crudest and stupidest variety.


Here is one of my latest attempts: The Absolute or the Divine is simply not a possible object of research: Some academics wouter hanegraaff that since science and scholarship cannot discover the divine or the absolute, it therefore does wouter hanegraaff exist.

However, it is logically more consistent to admit that we simply do not know — and cannot know. A Guide for the Perplexed, How much clearer could I put it?

Ironically, this is in perfect accord with the very heart of Platonic mysticism as understood by Arthur himself.