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Boethius' Response to Dante Pitying Francesca's Damnation

Should we pity those who are justly punished for their sins?

In The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri begins his pilgrimage with the descent through the nine Circles of Hell. 217 more words

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

Etymology

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

J.R.R Tolkien

Alanus, 'De Planctu Naturae' - Metron

The medieval theologian Alanus of Lille waxes Boethian in his De Planctu Naturae, or On the Plaint of Nature. If nothing else, it retains the visionary framework of  419 more words

Breakfast with Boethius (Book 5)

Coffee and bacon and Boethius, with a napping kitty on my lap. Time for some morning philosophy! Today, we’re finishing Book 5 of Consolation of Philosophy 178 more words

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