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What Does Job Learn?

The Book of Job is one of the ancient world’s most prized literary and philosophical treasures. Through a historical frame narrative and a series of philosophical speeches, Job presents the reader with a profound exploration into the reasons and nature of human suffering and the extent of human reason in contrast to the Divine. Of…

The End of the Matter

Below is a poem of mine in the Anglo-Saxon form of poetry. Instead of rhyme being the primary form of unity, Anglo-Saxon poetry is built on alliteration. Other features include kennings (a concept formed from two words being put together), synecdoche and metonymy, and earthy language. The world’s weight Will wash away When heavy hearts…

No Shortcuts: Why the Trivium Matters

John of Salisbury wrote his Metalogicon in response to contemporary detractors of the arts of the trivium, detractors he places under the name of Cornificius. According to Cornificius, people can reach wisdom and eloquence through “shortcuts” without needing to attend to the rigorous practice of grammar, logic, and dialectic. The Metalogicon largely concerns itself not…