Archive Book Reviews Laurence O’Donnell Philosophy

“For me to live is truth”: Sertillanges’s The Intellectual Life

A. G. Sertillanges, O.P., The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, trans. Mary Ryan (1987; repr. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press 1998). How does one acquire the treasure of knowledge?1 What duties, habits, virtues, and practices ought to order the Christian intellectual’s soul in his pursuit of truth? What does daily life […]

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The Humanist Theology of Marsilio Ficino: Selected Translations of His De Christiana Religione

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499): Christian Humanist Marsilio Ficino is perhaps the paragon of Renaissance philosophical humanism – Renaissance “humanism,” as Kristeller thoroughly demonstrated, properly refers to the promotion of the “humanities” or liberal arts. He was the first in the West to translate the entire works of Plato and it was these translations, which included Ficino’s […]