Seekers After God

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Cosimo, Inc., 2005 M12 1 - 360 páginas
The absolute silence of Seneca respecting the woman who had caused him the bitterest anguish and humiliation of his life is, as we have remarked already, a strange and significant phenomenon. It is clearly not due to accident, for the vices which he is incessantly describing and denouncing would have found in this miserable woman their most flagrant illustration...-from "Seneca's Recall from Exile"In this uncommon book, first published in 1890, one of the most prolific British writers on theology of the late 19th century offers a full account of the lives and thinking of "three great heathen philosophers" Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, whom Farrar deems "the most clear-sighted moralists among ancient philosophers [and] with the single exception of Socrates, the best and holiest characters presented to us in the records of antiquity"; and Seneca, "because in him we can best study the inevitable signs which mark, even in the works of men of genius, a degraded people and a decaying literature." Imperious and forthright, this self-assure work is an intriguing read for those interested in philosophy, ancient history, and Christian metaphysics.British theologian FREDERIC WILLIAM FARRAR (1831-1903) was chaplain to Queen Victoria from 1871 to 1876. Among his many works are The Life and Works of St Paul (1879) and The Early Days of Christianity (1882).
 

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THE EDUCATION OF SENECA
23
THB STATE OF ROMAS SOCIETY _
54
CHAPTER V
65
CHAPTER VI
87
NERO AND HIS TPTOE
121
CHAPTER XII
152
SENECAS RESEMBLANCES TO SCR1PT0RE
174
CHAPTER I
186
tl ANr VIEW OF EPICTETUS cmtimti
211
CHAPTER IV
221
CHAPTER V
238
MARCUS AURELIUS
257
CHAPTER I
284
THE MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS
303
CONCLUSION
318
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CHAPTER II
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