Paradiso Canto 4: The Usage of the Timaeus as Comparison to Heaven

In Paradiso, Canto 4, Beatrice tells Dante, You reason: 'if my will to good persists, why should the violence of others cause the measure of my merit to be less?' And you are also led to doubt because the doctrine Plato taught would find support by souls, appearing to return to the stars... (lines 19-24) … Continue reading Paradiso Canto 4: The Usage of the Timaeus as Comparison to Heaven

Divine Justice, Job and Greek Tragedy.

Job's 3rd friend, the young one, intervenes and suggests who are we to say we can ever comprehend God's justice? Who are we to hubristically ask the question, "Why me?" and expect an answer? I believe a culture that doesn't expect an answer, is a culture that is failing. I believe Job was right in … Continue reading Divine Justice, Job and Greek Tragedy.