Prepare for the Life to Come
Mon, Nov 12
Many philosophers have thought that the meaning of our lives is inextricably connected to the possibility for a good (or bad) afterlife. St. Thomas Aquinas read Aristotle as arguing that the happiest life would be one of permanently contemplating God. In class today, we will talk about different visions of the afterlife and it's implications for our more Earthly activities.
Key Concepts: Afterlife, Eschatology
- (Rusty on how to read Aquinas? Click to let Fr. John Jenkins explain the text to you!)