Tag: Horace

The Ant and the River: Horace on Virtue and Natural Law

There’s a game Christian intellectuals sometimes play regarding ancient philosophers. “If he had lived 400 years later,” the question goes, “would Plato (or Aristotle, or Euripides, or Cicero, or Confucius, or whoever) have been a Christian?” Good existentialist that I am, I suspect that people hold their religious beliefs for reasons that have more to…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 41: Carpe Diem

General Introduction – We’re all back! – Farmer’s hobbit faux pas Defining the Phenomenon – Robin Williams and the English Romantics – Personal fulfillment – Raging against the machine with Glee – How does one make life extraordinary, anyway? – “Let your freak flag fly”: carpe diem gets crass Hebrews and Greeks: A New Kind…