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C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge
July 26 — August 3, 2011

Paradigms of Hope
Transcending Chaos & Transforming Culture


Afternoon Seminars & Workshops


BC-07  — Virtue-Based Great Books Education

John Mark Reynolds

Come learn how to learn the way Lewis did. Great books education is experiencing resurgence in some parts of the Western world, but if Lewis were alive he would caution us that it will not have the power to endure and change lives unless it is closely connected with character formation. Each of these four seminars will look at education through the lens of one of the four classical virtues—wisdom, courage, moderation and justice—in order to offer some critiques of the current state of education and then some ways that it could be enriched or reformed. The seminar should help students and teachers alike get more out of the time they spend in their studies.


John Mark Reynolds John Mark Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Rochester) Founder and Director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a Great Books program, and Professor of Philosophy at Biola University. Dr. Reynolds lectures frequently on ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, home schooling and cultural trends. He regularly appears on radio talk shows, such as the Hugh Hewitt Show, and actively blogs on cultural issues at ScriptorumDaily.com and the Washington Post's "On Faith" column. His books include When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought (IVP), What’s Right and Wrong About the New Atheism (with Phillip E. Johnson, IVP), and the forthcoming Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization with Bethany House.



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