A favourite short poem of mine was written during the Victorian era by William Ernest Henley. ‘Invictus’ is a classic blend of Stoicism, cultural and a biblical reference. With respect to the latter, in the fourth stanza Henley alludes to Matthew 7:14, ‘Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto … More ‘I Am The Master Of My Fate’
Stoic philosophy, with its roots in Greek culture and developed before Jesus Christ was born, has a surprising affinity with Christianity. That it was regarded ostensibly as a pagan philosophy by the Early Church Fathers does not detract from the areas of overlap. For example, terms such as logos, Spirit, and conscience make their presence felt … More Exploring Stoicism & Christianity: Unhappy Bedfellows?