Tag: Roman Empire

Experiencing God

A young man sat cross-legged praying

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post! Today we’ll be looking at the thought of Plotinus, an ancient Roman philosopher who had some interesting views about how divinity relates to the human person.

What is Scepticism?

A statue of a thinking man in front of a cloudy sky

Welcome to another instalment of quick-fire philosophy! Every Friday we take a brief look at the life and thought of an important philosopher from history, and I offer a few reflections on their ideas. Today we’re looking at Sextus Empiricus, a Roman Sceptic philosopher… Continue Reading “What is Scepticism?”

Does Life Have Purpose?

A bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on a horse

In this week’s philosophy post we’ll be looking at the Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius, whose Stoic philosophy demonstrated a belief in the ultimate meaninglessness of all things.

Living a Virtuous Life

A Roman Amphitheatre

In today’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be looking at the Roman statesman, philosopher, and dramatist Lucius Annaeus Seneca, who had some interesting advice to offer concerning the way in which we should live our lives.

‘Simply Jesus’ by Tom Wright (book review)

Tom Wright wearing a dog collar with bookshelves behind him

My Christian faith is constantly challenged by the rational view I have of God.  Nevertheless, I find myself wanting to immerse myself in theological writing, as I find discussions about Jesus fascinating, and there is no doubt that Jesus is such an important figure… Continue Reading “‘Simply Jesus’ by Tom Wright (book review)”