The Consolation of Philosophy was written by the Roman philosopher Boethius in the year 523. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his ‘nurse’ Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. The Consolation of Philosophy was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and the ideas of Boethius were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.
Memoria Press believes that philosophy is one of the core pillars of a classical Christian education. Starting at an early age, our classical core curriculum teaches all students to reason well about foundational things. This includes Traditional Logic, Material Logic, and Rhetoric. Each of these programs teach the original thinking skill with an easy-to-use format. Understanding philosophy and how it develops students’ perspective and behavior in the world around them is essential to education. In order to achieve this goal, we have produced a comprehensive and accessible classical Christian curriculum. This encourages the development of wisdom and virtue through a pursuit of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
The Memoria Press motto is “Saving Western Civilization One Student at a Time” and expresses our passion for defending and transferring the culture of the Christian West through classical education.