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Teaching Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy
IntroductionIntroduction to Boethius and the Consolation of Philosophy (Preview Content)3 Topics|1 Quiz
LessonsLesson 1: Lady Philosophy's Diagnosis of Boethius (Preview Content)3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 2: Boethius Addressing the Evil in His Heart3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 3: Life of the Mind & Happiness3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 4: Three Different Ways of Pursuing Happiness3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 5: The Evil in Other Men3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 6: Is God Good?3 Topics|1 Quiz
End of Course TestEnd of Course Test: Boethius1 Quiz
Lesson 1, Topic 3
- Where have you heard or used, perhaps unknowingly, the idea of “fortune’s wheel” in modern life?
- Do you think it is possible that God created “luck” for the good of humankind? In what ways, and for what reasons, might he have done so?
- Do you agree that self-pity is sin? Explain. (Use Scripture if possible).
- Why might Boethius, certainly considered a Christian by others of the faith, have written concerning the consolation of philosophy (rather than of church, Christ, prayer, etc.) during his time of trial? Do you think philosophy can offer consolation to a Christian? Explain.