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Feast of St. John I (May 18)

Above:  St. John I

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Bishop of Rome

St. John I had a difficult pontificate.  577 more words


Hail Last of Romans and First of Scholastics

Today, in the tradition of Pavia, is the feast day of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. That’s the Boethius.  Living from around 480 to his execution in 524, he was a statesman during the rule of Theodoric and a contemporary with Benedict of Nursia (480-547). 978 more words


Ancient Music: Boethius

“If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?” – one of the oft-quoted Roman philosophers who was born four years after the Western Roman Empire ‘technically’ ceased to exist, Boethius or Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (480 AD – 525 AD) held many offices, including…

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The nature and attributes of God

The nature and attributes of God    (Philosophy of Religion 4)
  1.  Who was Boethius?
  2. Who was St. Anselm of Canterbury?
  3. Who is Richard Swinburne?
  4. What does the word ‘omnipotence’ mean?
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The wheel

B: Spare 20 pence mate, please, for a cup of tea?

TW: There you go – keep that.

B: Ta, mate. I’m Boethius, author of The Consolations of Philosophy. 469 more words

Looking directly at the—origin—of "eclipse"

A total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States today from Oregon to South Carolina. As umbraphiles look up at the eerie splendor of the rare astronomical event, I can’t help but look down—in my etymological dictionaries. 287 more words


Trusting to Luck on the Roads of Mordor

Life sometimes takes you to places that you would rather not go to. Tolkien found himself in the trenches of the Western Front on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 when nearly 20,000 British soldiers were killed in a single attack on the German lines and a further 40,000 were wounded. 661 more words

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