With an Introduction and Contemporary Criticism
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2012.
Description: xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm.
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.
Series: Ignatius critical editions.
Contents: Introduction / Scott Goins and Barbara H. Wyman -- A note on the translation of the Consolation's poetry -- The text of the Consolation of Philosophy -- Contemporary criticism -- The ladder of knowledge and the ascent to wisdom in Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy / Mitchell Kalpakgian -- Lady philosophy as physician / Jeffrey S. Lehman -- Natural and supernatural responses to suffering: Boethius and Job / Rachel Lu -- How Boethius built a bridge from ancient pagan to medieval Christian / Louis Markos -- The death of Boethius: triumph or travail? / Regis Martin -- Every truly happy person becomes God / Jim Scott Orrick -- Contributors -- Bibliography.
|Call Number||Location||Shelf Location||Status|
|PHILOSOPHY Boe||Main (Downtown)||Nonfiction||Out (Due: 7/29/2019)|