The Vice of Curiosity: An Essay on Intellectual Appetite: 2005 J. J. Thiessen Lectures

Book, 2006, 96 pp
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In these lectures, Griffiths seeks to develop a theology of intellectual appetite. He helps us see that our desire for knowledge is all too often informed by a distorted will that seeks to be in a position of ownership over and control of that which we claim to know. By way of alternative, he draws on Augustine and others in order to sketch out a vision of knowledge as gift and a corresponding account of skills whose cultivation would enable meaningful participation in the gifts that we have been given.
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