The Pre-Existence of Souls
The Orthodox Church teaches that
souls are created by
God in time, rather than having been created long in
advance or existing from eternity.
- Although pre-existence was a typical Neoplatonist
doctrine, Christian apologists from Neoplatonic
philosophical backgrounds still rejected it.
- Æneas of Gaza:
PG 85:871. A Platonic dialogue on the soul,
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