- a philosophical system, originated in the 3rd century a.d. by Plotinus, founded chiefly on Platonic doctrine and Eastern mysticism, with later influences from Christianity. It holds that all existence consists of emanations from the One with whom the soul may be reunited.
Origin of Neoplatonism
Examples from the Web for neoplatonic
Clement was not a Neoplatonic mystic in the strict sense of the word.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)
Why do we quote all these old monkish and neoplatonic legends?Lost Leaders
Mr. Moses believed his experiences to be ‘demoniac affections,’ in the Neoplatonic sense.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
The emanistic theories which played so great a part in Neoplatonic philosophy and Gnostic theology are forms of evolution.The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century
T.H. (Thomas Henry) Huxley
There was much in the teaching of Augustine that was Neoplatonic, that was akin to the speculations of Plato himself.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition
A. S. Turberville
Word Origin and History for neoplatonic
also Neo-platonism, 1827, a philosophical and religious system mixing Platonic ideas and oriental mysticism, originating 3c. at Alexandria, especially in writings of Plotinus, Porphyry, and Proclus. Neoplatonian is attested from 1831. Related: Neoplatonic; Neoplatonist.