The Consolation of Philosophy  -     Edited By: David R. Slavitt
    By: Boethius
Buy Item InStock16.41$16.41 Retail: $17.50 Save 6% ($1.09) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Consolation of Philosophy

Edited By: David R. Slavitt
Harvard University Press / 2010 / Paperback

$16.41 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $17.50
|
Save 6% ($1.09)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW048355

FLASH-SALE
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include

Product Description

The Consolation of Philosophy, written in the year 524 is a first hand examination of Medieval and Renaissance Christianity written by Boethius. Boethius was a Christian philosopher who was born into an important aristocratic Roman family in the 6th Century that boasted several emperors and council members among its numbers.

Boethius' penned The Consolation of Philosophy at age 44 while imprisoned for suspicion of treason, and was gruesomely executed a short time later by King Theodoric the Great shortly after finishing his masterpiece.

The Consolation of Philosophy is now considered a classic work of antiquity, and is the most recent recipient of this title. The book is formatted as a discussion between Boethius and "Lady Philosophy" who consoles Boethius by pointing out the transitory nature of fame and wealth and of the ultimate superiority of the "life of the mind". She also tells him that virtue comes from within, and that all that one truly has is his own virtue" for it is not subject to the whims of popularity or money.

Along the myriad other related subjects are covered such as the prosperity of the wicked, predestination, election, theodicy, God's role in the world, and a host of other topics arise in the discussion between Boethius and Lady Philosophy.

As w is the mark of any classic work, the thoughts, ideas, and realities that Boethius exposes in The Consolation of Philosophy are powerfully meaningful and abundantly relevant for the modern world which values everything the message of Lady Philosophy stands against. This book is a must for every intellectual's library, and for the library of any and all thinking Christians.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.20 X 4.40 (inches)
ISBN: 0674048350
ISBN-13: 9780674048355
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Chambers Thesaurus: 4th Edition
    The Chambers Thesaurus: 4th Edition
    Chambers / 2012 / Hardcover
    $36.00 Retail: $40.00 Save 10% ($4.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW10248X
  2. The Reformers and Their Stepchildren
    The Reformers and Their Stepchildren
    Leonard Verduin, Franklin Hamlin Littell
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1964 / Trade Paperback
    $27.45 Retail: $30.50 Save 10% ($3.05)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW847805
  3. Seeing Christ in the Old Testament: (The Jewish Scriptures)Expanded Edition
    Seeing Christ in the Old Testament: (The Jewish Scriptures)Expanded Edition
    Ervin N. Hershberger
    Vision Publishers, LLC / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW676044
  4. Early Manuscripts, Church Fathers and the Authorized  Version with Manuscript Digests and Summaries
    Early Manuscripts, Church Fathers and the Authorized Version with Manuscript Digests and Summaries
    J.A. Moorman
    Old Paths Publications / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $31.25
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW480480

Related Products

  1. Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment
    Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment
    Colin Brown
    IVP Academic / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $21.99 Retail: $32.00 Save 31% ($10.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW839513
  2. Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Second Edition, Revised
    Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Second Edition, Revised
    Simon Blackburn
    Oxford University Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $17.95 Save 33% ($5.96)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/14/16.
    CBD Stock No: WW541430
  3. Pensees
    Pensees
    Blaise Pascal
    Penguin Classics / 1995 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $13.00 Save 39% ($5.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW46451
  4. God, Freedom, and Evil
    God, Freedom, and Evil
    Alvin Plantinga
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1974 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 27% ($4.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW1731

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search