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Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
28 pages Saddle-stitched
agnosticism, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, Mormonism, Omar Khayyám

Abstract: In the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, based upon verses composed by an eleventh-century Persian mathematician and astronomer, the English Victorian poet Edward FitzGerald eloquently portrays human life in an indifferent, deterministic universe that lacks any evident purpose and is bereft of divine Providence. The poem’s suggested response to such a universe is an unambitious life of hedonism, distraction, and gentle despair. It is curiously modern, and those considering the adoption of anything like its worldview might want to read it, and to think about its implications, very carefully.

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship: “In Th...

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