In this episode, Colin Redemer and I discuss the life and work of pastor, poet, and theologian Thomas Traherne (1637-1675). To start, we talk about why Colin feels that Traherne’s work is so necessary today and challenges faced in bringing “Christian Ethics” to publication today. We explore the topics of virtue ethics, love, Aristotelianism.
Bio - Colin Redemer is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California and the Vice President of the Davenant Institute. He loves teaching on the intersection between History, Philosophy, Literature, and Christianity.
Excerpt: “THE GOAL of this work is not to entertain you, but to elevate your soul, to refine your soul’s understanding, inform its judgment, and polish it for conversation. To purify and enflame the heart, to enrich the mind, and to guide men (that stand in need of help) in the way of virtue. And it will do this not by fasting with a long face but by exciting men’s desire, encouraging them to travel, comforting them in the journey, and so at last to lead them to true happiness, both here and after death.”
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