32. Greek Philosophy and Religion

  1. Mary Louise Gill2 and
  2. Pierre Pellegrin3
  1. Gábor Betegh

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch32

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Betegh, G. (2012) Greek Philosophy and Religion, in A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (eds M. L. Gill and P. Pellegrin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    National Center for Scientific Research (Paris), France

Author Information

  1. Central European University, Budapest Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210610

Online ISBN: 9781444305845



  • culture, philosophy, and the sciences;
  • Greek Philosophy and religion;
  • philosophy and religion in antiquity, trial and execution of Socrates;
  • the philosophers' attitude, towards traditional religiosity;
  • framework of Greek religion;
  • humans and gods, through ritual;
  • conceptualization of the divine, the sage in psychological;
  • non-anthropomorphism of gods, and later philosophers;
  • Stoic god, active principle, forming the metaphysical principle;
  • philosophical piety and divine status, the crucial element


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Framework of Greek Religion

  • The Conceptualization of the Divine

  • Philosophical Piety

  • Bibliography