From staff reports
Holy Trinity Classical Christian School announced this week that it is hosting a four-part lecture series titled “Something that Cannot be Lost: An Exploration of The Consolation of Philosophy.”
The series is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Seating is limited. The registration fee is $25.
To register for the series of four lectures, visit www. HTCCS.org/lecture-series/. All lectures meet on consecutive from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Thursdays in the Great Hall on the Holy Trinity Campus at 302 Burroughs Avenue through March 17.
Dean Rev. Joe Lawrence will present the four-part series. Lawrence serves as the Upper School Dean for Holy Trinity.
A brief summary of the lecture series
The perception that philosophy is exclusively concerned with barely comprehensible, rarefied, and esoteric concepts does a great disservice to Boethius. His great work, The Consolation of Philosophy, is at turns poetic and remarkably clear-headed, humorous and deeply moving, down-to-earth and transcendentally beautiful. It is refreshingly frank about what people really want, but also why those wants sabotage their happiness. It is a book about the very serious business of being happy. This is philosophy for the amateur, who stands as good a chance of being a lover of wisdom as any professional.
Boethius was an eminent Roman statesman who fell out of favor with Theodoric the Gothic king of Italy. He compose The Consolation of Philosophy from prison prior to his brutal execution.
In the work, Boethius has fallen into a deep despair languishing in a prison cell. He is restored to the path of wisdom by the mystical figure – Lady Philosophy. This work, written as a dialogue, was beloved by such disparate figures as King Alfred the Great, Geoffrey Chaucer, and C.S. Lewis.
For more information about Holy Trinity and the lecture series, contact Celeste Pruit, Director of Advancement at 843-379-9670 or cpruit@ htccs.org.