Augustine, Study Guide, Confessions VI-X BOOK VI 25. What happens to Augustine in Milan? How does he change? Why does he begin to have a "preference for the Catholic faith" (v.7)? In Milan, Augustine becomes more and more open to Christianity and he sees
Study questions, Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book VI:
What is intellectual virtue? Why bother to study it?
Intellectual virtue is the process by which the soul arrives at truth. There is no
understanding of virtue until we know what the right principle
Key terms, Perspectives, Fall 2011
Philosophy: the love of wisdom
Arete: human excellence of some kind, any state of the soul that is praiseworthy
Moral virtue: disciplined habits or dispositions of the good
Cardinal virtues: the four hinge virtues of the
Study Guide, Gospel of Luke, chs 7-24
Why did Jesus teach in parables?
Parables taught a powerful, divine truth. The story, characters, and lessons taught in the
parable were always rich, extreme, and memorable to leave a lasting impression.
What is the s
Luke study guide, chs. 1-6
Who is Luke?
Luke is very likely the author of the Bible. He is credited with much of the New
Testament. Luke is a physician, a travelling companion and co-worker of Paul, and the
author of the Gospel and its Acts.
Why does he w
Perspectives on Western Culture
3 February 2012
Thomas Aquinas: Christian Aristotelian or Aristotelian Christian?
What could possibly define the good life? Who has the right to judge such matters, and is
it worth i
Extra Credit Lecture 2
8 December 2011
Evolution of Secularism by Charles Taylor
This extra credit lecture occurred as a series with another lecture by Charles
Taylor. The lecture began with Taylor commenting on the return o
Genesis Study Guide What are the main components of the first creation story? Creation by separation, creation by speaking, formation of the earth in seven days, humans made in god's image, and god's image dominion over everything. What image does it prov
1. Why is Paul writing to the church in Galatia? It is his defense of his Gentile mission as a whole and the understanding of the law on which it is based. 2. From whom does Paul claim to have the commission to preach the gospel? He claims he was sent by
Exodus and Deuteronomy study guide Exodus: What was life in Egypt like for the chosen people? Horrible, oppressed, killing babies What is God's purpose in liberating Israel? He wanted to create a unique holy nation for God's people/ How is the Lord descri
Study Guide, Augustine's Confessions, Books I-V Why study Augustine? Augustine the most important theologian in the history of Christianity. We read him to know more about the Christian tradition but not to be traditionalist. Church historian Jaroslav Pel
Vocabulary Terms from Perspectives I Quizzes: Andreia: Courage Arele: Excellence/Virtue Eros: Desire Eironia: irony Hubris: arrogance Hamartia: missing the mark Meus Rhea: Guilty Mind Mimesis: imitation Nous: understanding (also would have taken mind, int
Plato: The meaning and definition of philosophy (Socrates): "love of wisdom" (Gr.) Socrates' defense in the Apology: First Charge is that he charges people to listen to him, Second Charge is that he corrupts the minds of young boys, and the Third charge i
PERSPECTIVES MID-TERM REVIEW QUESTIONS: 1. In Plato's Republic who or what does Cephalus represent? Thracymarchus? Glaucon and Adeimantus? How would you characterize the way that Socrates deals with each of them? -Cephalus represents the old who are firm
Perspectives Study Guide First Exam 1. In Plato's Republic who or what does Cephalus represent? Thracymarchus? Glaucon and Adeimantus? How would you characterize the way that Socrates deals with each of them? Cephalus represents truth and repayment of deb
8. How does Aristotle's ideal of the good person differ from Jesus' depiction of the disciple? What are the strengths of each? Do they have any shortcomings? Aristotle's Ideal of the Good Person - Conception of the good: self sufficient, love for the sake