Metaphysical meaning of Epicurean (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Epicurean (mbd)
Epicurean, ep-l-eu-re'-an (Gk.)--followers of Epicurus.

A sect of philosophers, founded by Epicurus (Acts 1:18). These philosophers believed that the soul dies with the body and that there is no future, either good or bad, for man beyond death. Their doctrine was one of pleasure seeking and ease; very naturally it led to sensuality and error.

Meta. The character of the thoughts that Epicurean signifies is revealed in Jesus' parable of Luke 12: 16-21; see the 19th verse, especially the last part of the verse.

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