The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast: Leisure Suits the Basis of Culture? (An Introduction to J. Pieper)

Jokes about the uselessness of a liberal arts education are cliche–they also evidence the absence of a liberal arts education.

The whole point of a liberal arts education is the study of things that are good in themselves, not good as a means to enjoying something else. Arts of that sort are servile–they serve a higher good.

Today Chris introduces listeners to the book, Leisure the Basis of Culture by the late German philosopher Joseph Pieper.

Of course Tom and Glenn have a lot to add. The conversation gets into the parallel between Sabbath observance and leisure, social class and freedom, and many other matters.


Here’s a link to the book on Amazon. 

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