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Christian Renaissance Camps

Posted by Steven Richard Hake on March 3, 2015 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. The gospel gives us hope in the darkest of times.  Augustine lived in such a time as this. Civilization was crumbling all around him, yet he found strength in God to sound a trumpet blast that we can still hear today.  Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA), has been praying for a Christian Renaissance for many years and is inviting young people aged 14-18 to his…

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Patrick Deneen "Against Great Books"

Posted by Jesse Hake on March 2, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Patrick Deneen is a Professor of Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame. This article from January of 2013 provides an excellent (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) survey of the great books curriculum:

"Perhaps we even need to reconsider the very language of greatness, and consider commending instead humble books, or at least great books that teach humility, in contrast to those great books that advance a version of Promethean greatness, an aspiration that has undermined the… Continue

Classical Schools?

Posted by Kristi Kerr on August 18, 2014 at 10:42am 2 Comments

I'm hoping that someone here can help me.  My daughter is currently in 7th grade (homeschooled, so grade levels are a bit subjective), 13 years old, and we're looking at possibly placing her in a boarding school for high school.  In my perfect world, I'd put her in an Orthodox, all-girls, classically based school.  Apparently, that doesn't exist in the US, though, so I'm expanding my search to co-ed and Roman Catholic classical boarding schools, but I'm still having a hard time.  Does anyone…

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Why read Thucydides?

Posted by Daniel Foucachon on July 9, 2014 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

John Adams wrote to his son, exhorting him to read Thucydides (see HERE.). But what kind of thing did the study of Thucydides bring to John Quincy Adams? What does it tell the modern student? Why is Thucydides relevant today? 



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In this section we will discuss ways that teachers can best be trained and mentored as classical educators.

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In this section we will discuss various grammar school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss various dialectic school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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In this section we will discuss various rhetoric school curricula for use in classical schools and homeschools.

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