Friday, October 17, 2008

Wisdom and Eloquence: a Christian paradigm for classical learning
by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans
224 pages
Publisher: Crossway Books (April 12, 2006)

  • Littlejohn has 25 years of experience in K-12 education and higher education, both in teaching and administration.
  • Evans "serves of a boart that represents the interests of schools before the Texas State Legislation" (back of book).
Intention: To offer an apologetic, historical overview, and how-to manual to professional educators (and collaterally to parents) for a Christian liberal arts education.

Structure: The book is organized into an introduction and ten chapters. The first four chapters discuss the idea and goals of liberal education. Chapters 5-8 lay out the general content and practices and chapters 9-10 discuss implementation.

  • Appendix A Message to parents
  • Appendix B The Liberal Arts Tradition in the Public Square: A Historical Apologetic for the Liberal Arts
  • Appendix C The Aligned Community: Purpose and Planning
  • Notes
  • Bibliography


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