Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy.
"The quest for the ground . . . is a constant in all civilizations . . . The quest for the ground has been formulated in two principal questions of metaphysics. The first question is 'Why is there something; why not nothing?' and the second is, 'Why is that something as it is, and not different?'"--Eric Voegelin Conversations with Eric Voegelin
"...The rivers of mythology and philosophy run parallel and do not mingle till they meet in the sea of Christendom...The truth is that the Church was actually the first thing that ever tried to combine reason and religion. There had never before been any such union of the priests and the philosophers." G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man
|Week of 17 January||Boethius "The Consolation of Philosophy"; Ch.2|