The Examining Life

A Podcast of the Arts of Liberty Project

Episode Two: Proverbs

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Join us for Episode Two of "The Examining Life" podcast, as Drs. Jeffrey Lehman and Andrew Seeley consider the role of Wisdom in the examining life. The Doctors consider a passage from the Biblical book of Proverbs regarding wisdom and her seven-pillared home. Can one really attain Wisdom, and if so, how?

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Podcast Text

Proverbs 8:34-9:6

Happy is the man who listens to me,
    watching daily at my gates,
    waiting beside my doors.
For he who finds me finds life
    and obtains favor from the Lord;
but he who misses me injures himself;
    all who hate me love death.”
Wisdom has built her house,
she has set up her seven pillars.
She has slaughtered her beasts, she has mixed her wine,
    she has also set her table.
She has sent out her maids to call
    from the highest places in the town,
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
    To him who is without sense she says,
“Come, eat of my bread
    and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Leave simpleness, and live,
    and walk in the way of insight.”

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C.S. Lewis' Discarded Image

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Biblical Wisdom Literature Course

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Rémi Brague's Eccentric Culture

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