Boethius, “The Consolation of Philosophy”

  1. Interesting for intersection of classical thought and Christianity (although not overtly Christian, but monotheistic).  Would love for Sarah Ruden to write about it!
  2. Book V, section II:  The more depraved you are the less free will you have; the closer to God you are, the more free will you have.
  3. Long discussion in book V of the problem of free will versus an omniscient God; the two appear to be reconciled by God being out-of-time.
  4. C.S. Lewis said that, if you acquire a taste for this book, then you understand the Middle Ages (per Thomas Williams, “Reason and Faith:  Philosophy in the Middle Ages” (Teaching Company CD)).