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For those of our colleagues who are influenced and informed by a religious tradition, there is much to be explored in the coming weeks as the holidays unfold. In particular, the Advent season provides a rich reminder of the hope, peace, love, and joy that are essential to the pursuit of the Christian religion. Throughout the ages, millions have found comfort and consolation in...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my previous post I discussed the need for common ground.  If there is no common ground then we cannot come to agreement.  Common ground begins with reason as that by which we understand.  The Academy...

[Note: Benjamin V. Beier, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Hillsdale College. He has published articles on Shakespeare, Thomas More, and related topics, and is currently co-authoring a book on Aristotelian logic.]  “Does classical education perpetuate racism, Ms. Hugh?” This question may strike the supporters of classical education as silly, but after a...

The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education.  I am starting a series on the Academy. We need to assess the state of the Academy and the challenges it faces. This includes questions about its purpose and how it achieves that purpose. It can be...

Today we are reviewing the tape of a 2019 interview with Dr. David Diener, headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and professor of education at Hillsdale College. In his dual role of school leader and scholar, Dr. Diener brings a unique perspective to the work of K-12 classical education, in that the understands first-hand how practitioners and...

Today’s video-lecture comes from the 2nd Annual National Classical Education Symposium, where we heard from Dr. Joshua Kinlaw, assistant professor of history at The King’s College. In this lecture, Dr. Kinlaw explores some of the commonalities among philosophers and theologians from the ancient period, with special emphasis on Seneca and Augustine, one of the great...