The Theological Tractates: With an English Translation

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Harvard University Press, 1918 - 419 pages
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Page 29 - So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; and yet they are not three Gods, but one God.
Page x - Cambridge until modern times. His five theological 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.
Page 76 - Natura igitur aut de solis corporibus dici potest aut de solis substantiis, id est corporeis atque incorporeis, aut de omnibus rebus quae quocumque modo esse dicuntur.
Page 248 - Quam sit inane, quam futile nobilitatis nomen, quis non videat ? quae si ad claritudinem refertur, aliena est. Videtur namque esse nobilitas quaedam de meritis veniens laus parentum. Quod si claritudinem praedicatio facit, illi sint clari necesse est, qui praedicantur: quare splendidum te, si tuam non habes, aliena claritudo non efficit.
Page 264 - ... tu cuncta superno ducis ab exemplo, pulchrum pulcherrimus ipse mundum mente gerens, similique [in] imagine formans perfectasque iubens perfectum absoluere partes.
Page 145 - I protected, by putting my authority in danger, such poor wretches as the unpunished covetousness of the barbarous did vex with infinite reproaches ? Never did any man draw me from right to wrong. It grieved me no less than them which suffered it, to see the wealth of our subjects wasted, partly by pillage, and partly by public tributes. When in the time of a great dearth things were set at so...
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 5 eo dicis esse faciendum, quod non sit omnibus notum iter huiusmodi scriptionum.
Page 343 - ... be, Whose settled course the stars in peace doth bind. , The sun's bright fire Stops not his sister's team, Nor doth the northern bear desire Within the ocean's wave to hide her beam. Though she behold The other stars there couching, Yet she uncessantly is rolled About high heaven, the ocean never touching.
Page 130 - ... statura discretionis ambig'uae. Nam nunc quidem ad communem sese hominum mensuram cohibebat, nunc vero pulsare caelum summi verticis cacumine videbatur; quae cum altius caput extulisset, ipsum etiam caelum penetrabat respicientiumque hominum frustrabatur intuitum.
Page 190 - aliquantum, si te nondum totius tuae sortis piget. Sed delicias tuas 40 ferre non possum qui abesse aliquid tuae beatitudini tam luctuosus atque anxius conqueraris. Quis est enim tam conpositae felicitatis ut non aliqua ex parte cum status sui qualitate rixetur ? Anxia enim res est humanorum condicio bonorum et quae uel 45 numquam tota proueniat uel numquam perpetua subsistat.

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