The Consolation of Philosophy: Ignatius Critical Editions / Edition 1

The Consolation of Philosophy: Ignatius Critical Editions / Edition 1

by Boethius
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586174371

ISBN-13: 9781586174378

Pub. Date: 06/01/2012

Publisher: Ignatius Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586174378
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Edition description:
Critical
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
514,007
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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