Ma’at: Connective Justice

In his book The Mind of Egypt, Egyptologist Jan Assmann identifies ma’at as the central philosophical principle of that ancient civilization on the Nile. He defines ma’at, illuminatingly, as “connective justice.” Instruction in ma’at was a critical part of Egyptian civic education, he asserts, one that served to sustain their society for thousands of years. … Continue reading Ma’at: Connective Justice

Austin Farrer and Where Knowledge of God Begins

One of Anglican theologian Austin Farrer’s interests was the nature of religious truth, that is, the form knowledge of God takes in the human mind. Many of his writings try to work out a theory of religious epistemology. This question is of some importance for teachers, especially of those of religious persuasion. After all, teachers … Continue reading Austin Farrer and Where Knowledge of God Begins