On Not Keeping Quiet About a Study - MP3 Download
Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Running Time: 29:18
"But it’s quite impossible to keep quiet about a study, if one believes it is noble and true." -Plato
From the Essay:
"It is an illusion to think that if we study the classics, including the Christian classics, under the aspect of their truth, of their “non-necessity,” of their freedom, we will be missing something important. It is the other way around. If we do not study them, we will miss almost everything that is important."
"The improvement and humanization of the world is itself a major reason why man is in it. But he also exists to know what he is, what the world is and in knowing them what their origins are...We do not "believe" in ourselves. We "believe in God" as itself the last step in knowing why we exist in the first place."