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I am into my Modern Scholar series of audio lectures again, having luckily picked up the downloads on sale. The best lectures in this installment were the ones on Plato and Aristotle by Joel Richeimer. He made their ideas come alive and had me raving about eudaemonia on Facebook, for example. A close second were those on the Gospels and the Acts and Epistles by Lawrence Schiffman. The medieval world is up next, after an interlude for my current book....
a thorough set of lectures covering a distinct time period in western civilization: art; alexander-roman-hebrew history; literature of virgil and ovid; theology of christianity and the foundational thinking of plato, socrates, and aristotle upon which stands a solid foundation and interpretation of western civilization and its way of thinking.
Summaries made reading Plato and Virgil seem like a want-to rather than a have-to and even brought parts of Aristotle within reach. Disappointed that a scholar can skate by the Gospels and Paul's letters with the claim that there are contradictions without being specific.
For eighteen years Professor Timothy Baker Shutt has taught at Kenyon College in rural Gambier, Ohio, famed for its splendid teaching, for its literary tradition, and for its unwavering commitment to the liberal arts. No teacher at Kenyon has ever been more often honored, both by the college and by his students, for his exceptional skills in the classroom and as a lecturer. Professor Shutt’s cours ...moreMore about Timothy B. Shutt...