Living Knowledge and the Bite of God’s Love

I share with you this post this week in lieu of a post of my own for two reasons.

  1. I think it fits nicely with what I’ve been thinking about this week anyway, namely, what is the importance of the spiritual disciplines and how do we know we’re going closer to God. This post asks what it means to be an example of spiritual discipline, and how it can help us to understand God and truth in general.

(In particular I’m reminded of Ambrose’s effect on Augustine, as the Beatrice in this article.)

And 2. I don’t have the time to write a post this week. Work and paperwork have taken up most of my time this week, and I apologize, I have had little time to even pick up a book, much less write about one.
Next week, I plan on releasing a post on “Al-Ghazali’s argument for the beginning of the universe.”

Christ & University

ParadiseCantoXXVIII I opened class last week by asking my students, “what is your de facto epistemology of love?” After we translated my question into something they could more readily understand—regardless of the Sunday School answer, how do you actually know what to love?—my students gave me a variety of answers: personal experience, trying things out and seeing what they like, returning the affection of people who like them. I think these are probably all accurate, and I added a few ideas of my own, like the advertising, music, and movies by which our culture proclaims its vision of the good. But what I didn’t include in my list—because I’m too afraid to admit it to myself—is another source of living knowledge that I hope is also forming their loves.

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