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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 2, Topic 3
- Is there a difference between believing in God and believing in God’s goodness? In other words, can God still be God if he is not good? Explain.
- What arguments can you propose to support Augustine’s, then Boethius’, beliefs concerning the passions (desire, delight, fear, and grief)? Are the passions always detrimental, or do they have their value? Which position do you believe has a more solid and reasonable basis?
- Compare and contrast Boethius’ lament with Job’s lament. What are the similarities and differences?