Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Early Meeting Today

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 -- Week of Proper 6, Year Two
George Berkeley, 1753, and Joseph Butler, 1752, Bishops and Theologians

Today's Readings for the Daily Office
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 971)
Psalms 119:97-120 (morning)       81, 82 (evening)
Numbers 11:24-33(35-35)
Romans 1:28 - 2:11
Matthew 18:1-9

I've got an early meeting today.  Don't have time to write.  Here are the readings, and a note about George Berkeley who is added to our calendar along with long-time Lesser Feast Joseph Butler.

Berkeley, George [March 12, 1685-January 14, 1753] Irish  philosopher and Church of England clergyman (later a bishop), he claimed that individuals can only directly know sensations and ideas of objects, not abstractions-a view that would influence Hume, Kant and Schopenhauer. Berkeley was always interested in educational schemes. For three years, he settled on a  plantation near Newport, Rhode Island, hoping to raise money to found a college in Bermuda. When this failed, he gave the money he collected to Harvard and Yale to build up their libraries. He then returned to Ireland where he was instrumental in building up Trinity College in Dublin. Berkeley, California, is named after him.

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