Monday Musings (September 11, 2017): Reading and Meditation

Last week I discussed the first part of the Preface in Hugh of Saint Victor’s work, Didascalicon, particularly the way he identifies four varieties of learners, two virtuous and two sinful. For the virtuous learner who truly desires to grow and use his gifts of intellect (however great or meager they may be), Hugh of Saint Victor suggests that there are two things “by which … Continue reading Monday Musings (September 11, 2017): Reading and Meditation

Monday Musings (September 4, 2017): Virtuous and Sinful Learners

In the Preface to his Didascalicon, Hugh of Saint Victor observes that intellect comes to each man or woman in different measure. Some are blessed with a profound intellect, while “there are many persons whose nature has left them so poor in ability that they can hardly grasp with their intellect even easy things.”[1] Of the latter he identifies two types of people: the one … Continue reading Monday Musings (September 4, 2017): Virtuous and Sinful Learners