What Is Theos, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
God. Theos (God), thought to be the highest being, was made the subject of philosophy by Xenophanes and Parmenides in ancient Greek philosophy. Xnofanes of Colophon, who opposes the Homer-Hesiod mythological polytheism, says there is only one god (Yu. He is like the immortals, neither in structure nor in thought. It is the whole eye, it is the whole ear, it is the whole understanding. It is immutable and immovable. Human form, qualities and behaviors cannot be attributed to him. Homer and Hesiod acted like oxen who would undoubtedly draw gods like them if they knew how to paint.
Parmenides, by developing this argument of his master, defends the oneness which is a continuous (Yu. Synekhes) and indivisible (Yu. Atomos) whole (Yu. Pan). Therefore, he says, change (Yu. Alloiousthai) consists of a delusion (Yu. Doksa). Theos thought, on the one hand, pantheism as the whole god (Yu. Pan-Theos), on the other hand, emotional mysticism (Antuziasma) as filling with god (Yu. En-Theos), on the other hand, god watching himself (John Theoria). gave rise to philosophy and science (theory).