The Theological Tractates ; The Consolation of Philosophy

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Heinemann, 1918 - 420 pages
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Page 38 - ITEM EIVSDEM AD EVNDEM QVOMODO SVBSTANTIAE IN EO QVOD SINT BONAE SINT CVM NON SINT SVBSTANTIALIA BONA POSTVLAS, ut ex Hebdomadibus nostris eius quaestionis obscuritatem quae continet modum quo substantiae in eo quod sint bonae sint, cum non sint substantialia bona, digeram et paulo euidentius monstrem ; idque Б eo dicis esse faciendum, quod non sit omnibus notum iter huiusmodi scriptionum.
Page 266 - Disjice terrenae nebulas et pondera molis, Atque tuo splendore mica ! Tu namque serenum, Tu requies tranquilla piis. Te cernere finis, Principium, vector, dux, semita, terminus, idem.
Page 40 - Quae incorporalia sunt, in loco non esse », et cetera; quae non uulgus sed docti comprobant. II. Diuersum est esse et id quod est; ipsum enim esse nondum est, at uero quod est accepta essendi forma est atque consistit.
Page x - Tractates are here, together with the Consolation of Philosophy, to speak for themselves. Boethius was the last of the Roman philosophers, and the first of the scholastic theologians. The present volume serves to prove the truth of both these assertions. The Consolation of Philosophy is indeed, as Gibbon called it, "a golden volume, not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or of Tully." To belittle its originality and sincerity, as is sometimes done, with a view to saving the Christianity of the writer,...
Page 136 - Sol latet ac nondum caelo venientibus astris, Desuper in terram nox funditur; Hanc si Threicio Boreas emissus ab antro Verberet et clausum reseret diem, Emicat et subito vibratus lumine Phoebus Mirantes oculos radiis ferit.
Page 402 - Itaque si digna rebus nomina uelimus imponere, Platonem sequentes deum quidem aeternum, mundum uero dicamus esse perpetuum. / Quoniam igitur 60 omne iudicium secundum sui naturam quae sibi subiecta sunt comprehendit, est autem deo semper aeternus ac praesentarius status; scientia quoque eius omnem temporis supergressa motionem in suae manet simplicitate praesentiae infinitaque praeteriti 65 ac futuri spatia complectens omnia quasi iam gerantur in sua simplici cognitione considerat.

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