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Finitude for the Faithful

November 22nd, 2021 | 7 min read

By Ben Christenson

Oliver Burkeman. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. 288 pp, $27.00.

St. Augustine taught that the fundamental condition of human beings is ignorance and difficulty. This truth can seem outdated in the age of the internet and the supermarket, an age of unprecedented knowledge and convenience. Yet, for all our progress, the uncertainty of the future and our shortcomings in the present continue to frustrate us.

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