Diogenes Laertius has handed down to us some fascinating source material in his work Lives of Eminent Philosophers. The historical background he provides for Paul’s address on Mars Hill is extremely enlightening, and yet it seems to be completely ignored by most expositors of the book of Acts. [Read more…]
No man escapes death, yet most spend their entire life running from even the idea of it. In A Students Guided to Liberal Learning James V. Schall recommends these five classic texts on philosophy, good men, and death;
1) The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, by Plato
2) The account of the death of Christ in the Gospel of John (chapters 13-21)
3) On Duties, by Cicero (especially Part III which was written just before he was executed)
4) The Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius
5) Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt
What texts would you add to his list?