Nothing is said of the pre-existence of ideas of justice, temperance, and the like.
The Platonic doctrine of reminiscence is then adduced as a confirmation of the pre-existence of the soul.
The pre-existence of the soul stands or falls with the doctrine of ideas.
They do not go to the length of denying the pre-existence of ideas.
But the admission of the pre-existence of ideas, and therefore of the soul, is at variance with this.
Their central theme is the Pre-existence and Perfectibility of the soul.
I visit what I oft have visited in my dreams; or as in a state of pre-existence.
It appeals to the old Covenanter strain in me—like a voice of pre-existence.
Of course Paul believed in the pre-existence and in the Incarnation.
"Yes, a great while ago; in a state of pre-existence, in fact," he said.