The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy

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Publisher: Ignatius Press
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
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Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor with Roman Emperor Theodoric, an Arian. In the Consolation, Boethius explores the true end of life-knowledge of God-through a conversation with Lady Philosophy. Part prose, part poetry, the work combines Greek philosophy and Christian faith to formulate answers to some of life's most difficult and enduring questions.
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Rus Walker
A Classic Work

A life changing book exploring the nature of happiness, free will, the problem of evil, and divine Providence.

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Gary Nicolosi
An excellent classical introduction to philosophy

Boethius gives us an excellent introduction to philosophy written in the 5th century. He gives the most cogent argument on the difficulty of believing in a loving God who allows suffering - how can an all-loving God allow suffering?

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Amy
Must read if you want to immerse yourself in the Western Tradition

This book was included in my core great texts classes at my undergraduate for a reason. It's an amazing work and, until recent times, basically everyone read it. If you want a good education in the Western Tradition you're almost missing a limb if you don't read him.

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