Ancient Women Philosopers

Makrina

Makrina was born in Neocaesarea in the town of Kabeira in the second century.1. Makrina parents were Basilius and Emmelia, she also had three brothers Gregory, Basil, and Petrus. Makrina lived an ascetic life her philosophies were based on the soul and the life or existance of it. Her story is narrated by her brother Gregory who greatly admired his sister. Makina felt that the soul was "immortal". Makrina goes on to state that "the soul is made in Gods image so it is like God and cannot have pathe". Makrina feels we must consult the Holy Scripture to understand the meaning and existance of the soul.

1. Cornelia W. Wolfskeel "Makrina" in A History Of Women Philosophers, Mary Ellen Waithe (Dorchect: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1987) Go To Home Page