Dialectic and Wisdom in the Book of Job

“You’re not listening.”  This simple phrase is one of the most cliché, but poignantly true, sentences concerning human existence.  Just a Kohelet stated that there is time for everything under the sun, it is important, then, to know when the time is to speak and when the time is to listen.  This is especially true … Continue reading Dialectic and Wisdom in the Book of Job

Augustine on Creation and Evil

Although Confessions is long-winded prayer and an autobiography, Confessions is also a work of profound philosophical importance.  The first half of Confessions roughly deals with anthropology, the tension between desire and reason, and the need for reason to order desire to achieve what desire seeks.  The second half of Confessions shifts to a more neo-Platonic … Continue reading Augustine on Creation and Evil