Boethius on Foreknowldge and Freedom (Notes:62)

God is grand and his will encompasses everything—he is wholly good and is inseparable from good. But, if this is the case, then the original complaint still exists—if God is all-powerful, then why is it that the good suffer at the hands of the wicked? Fundamentally, Lady Philosophy’s stance is to the contrary: the wicked,…Read more »

Boethius’s The Consolation of Philosophy (Notes:61)

Born into a wealthy Roman family in 480, though Boethius had lost his father at an early age, he was adopted by an even more prominent family; well educated, Boethius wrote philosophical and theological treatises. He knew Greek and translated as well as commented on Aristotle. On top of this, he was a renowned public…Read more »