Time: How precious is it?

Yesterday I had a bit of an epiphany and thoughts to consider as many projects and cases have been picking up. These past few months have been pretty wild for the most part. From April to June was the most adventurous time that I ever encountered. Judith has inspired me to bring back Logos of … Continue reading Time: How precious is it?

Exploring Marsilio Ficino’s De Christiana Religione

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Topics: Ficino’s Polemics, Humanism, Florentine Platonism, Neoplatonism, the Latin Polemical Tradition (Petrus Alfonsi, Joachim of Fiore, Ramon Marti, Nicholas of Lyra, Paul of Burgos, Jerome of Santa Fe, Pico Della Mirandola, etc.), apocalypticism, The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, Talmudic esotericism, Kabbalah, Prophecy (Sibyls, Oracles, Old Testament prophets), Natural Religion, philological anecdotes, etc.

Speakers: Dan Attrell, David Porreca, and Brett Bartlett (translation team for upcoming English edition of De Christiana religione or “On the Christian Religion)

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On Demons – St. Augustine’s City of God (Book IX)

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Topics: 5th century Christian Demonology, Demons, Demonization of the Pagan Gods, Platonism/Neoplatonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism, Apuleius, Aulus Gellius, Plotinus, Souls, Philosophy, Passions, Virtue, Vice.

Translated by Marcus Dods. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 2. Edited by Philip Schaff. (Buffalo, NY: CLP Co., 1887.)

For Context [from Wikipedia]: “On the city of God against the pagans (Latin: De civitate Dei contra paganos), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine’s most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound…

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