Chris Comis's Reviews > Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning

Wisdom and Eloquence by Robert Littlejohn
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May 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: edubacation, rhetoric
Read from May 15 to June 01, 2010

Really good stuff in here on classical education. These guys take a bit of a different tact on the trivium than that of Dorothy Sayers. It was pretty refreshing to get their perspective on the trivium, and on classical pedagogy as a whole. They argued for more of an integrational approach to the trivium than what most classical schools I'm familiar with use.

The appendix on the history of classical education was also very enlightening. These are the first authors I've read who actually tried to ground the classical approach to education in the Hebraic tradition, rather than simply begin with the Greeks.

There's also plenty of good practical advice on starting and maintaining a school.

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