Stoicism today

Was on Night Waves tonight, talking about Stoicism Week.

Tried to say that Christianity is the richest form of Stoicism today – feeling only that captures what ancient Stoicism thought fundamental: of trusting in a benign cosmos, praising God for the logos, and seeking to know the divine within and out. (NT Wright in his new book on Paul is thorough on such points.)

The therapeutic aspects of Stoicism are useful but not enough, as I think any ancient Stoic would have told you, and as interestingly I suspect the emerging limitations of CBT are proving too – CBT being another form of Stoicism for today.

There’s a day of it on Saturday coming

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