Repairing The Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education

Repairing The Ruins The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education As parents it is easy for us to look back and see the shortcomings of our own education Since many of us were taught in public schools we often have a pretty good idea of what we don t want our chil

  • Title: Repairing The Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education
  • Author: Douglas Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781885767141
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • As parents, it is easy for us to look back and see the shortcomings of our own education Since many of us were taught in public schools, we often have a pretty good idea of what we don t want our children to learn But what exactly should we give them instead The authors of Repairing the Ruins, a group of experienced teachers and schools administrators, faced this same qAs parents, it is easy for us to look back and see the shortcomings of our own education Since many of us were taught in public schools, we often have a pretty good idea of what we don t want our children to learn But what exactly should we give them instead The authors of Repairing the Ruins, a group of experienced teachers and schools administrators, faced this same question when they first embarked on the journey of education They found a tried and true answer in classical Christian education Here they explain what makes classical Christian education different from modern methods and why it offers a distinctly Christian alternative Building upon this foundation, the authors provide parents with the Whys and Hows of the Trivium, tips on planning curriculum, wisdom in designing education to serve the heart as well as the mind, and advice on starting up schools For all who have ever wondered where to begin with their children s education, Repairing the Ruins comes alongside with words of comfort and direction.

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    262 thoughts on “Repairing The Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education”

    1. Again another fine work of Douglas Wilson et al on classical, Christian education. This book does a tremendous job of incorporating various authors on various subjects concerning the challenges we are facing in modern secular education and the reality of what Scripture says about Christian education and its necessity. It also has an entire section on how one would go about getting involved in (and even starting) a classical Christian school. A foundational primer that the education is the ultima [...]


    2. Very helpful book for teachers, parents, and even students. Not only educates on the meaning of "classical" education, but also the goals of education in general. This book is sort of like what Proverbs is to the canon to the Classical school administrator (obviously the analogy breaks down at inspiration!) It gives practical advice on many aspects of Classical Education, including the running of a classical school.


    3. This is not the first and certainly not the last lamentation of the demise of the so-called "classical" learning. The author and the contributors are sensible people, coming from a religious background and while I am personally not religious and I disagree with their insistence on adversarial (or 'antithetical' as they say it) education, I can see the point of the perceived general decline in primary and secondary learning competence in children. While the theological argument in this book is po [...]


    4. I found this collection of essays on classical education a bit disappointing. I had recently finished "The Case for Classical and Christian Education" by Wilson, which I found a very helpful book both in making the case for classical education and understanding what the leaders of ACCS mean by it. I learned good information on education and the classical Christian ideal by listening to that book on CD and was excited to hear more, which is why I picked up Repairing the Ruins. Repairing the Ruins [...]


    5. I am a homeschooler, and this book is definitely directed to those running or wishing to start a Christian school. Nevertheless, I found it to be very helpful. Chapters on how to implement each stage of the trivium were valuable, but I especially appreciated the chapters on how to apply a Christian worldview to different subjects. I was not surprised that the chapter on mathematics referenced James Nickel's book "Mathematics: Is God Silent?", another favorite. This is not a focus of the book at [...]


    6. This book was more focused on the specifics of education, particularly on how to run a private Christian school, than Wilson's other book he wrote solo on education, Repairing the Lost Tools of Learning. As a result, I enjoyed it less than Wilson's solo book. There are a lot of good practical ideas here, and it goes more in-depth on how to do individual topics, so I did enjoy the read; however, if I had to choose one of the two books, Wilson's other book was more effective for me.On its own meri [...]


    7. This is a great resource for Christian parents who are skeptical of the public education system's motives, goals, and methods. The collection of essayists articulate the advantages and Christian principles behind classical education and the critical role that parents play in educating their children. There is much wisdom in the book and it is obvious that Christians have been duped into uncritically embracing the public school system.


    8. Another great book on Christian Classical education by Doug Wilson and friends. "All of Christ for all of life." "Christ or chaos, Christ or the abyss"Each chapter of this book discusses a different school subject e.g. math, logic, history and demonstrates how all of these subjects are coherent in Christ and the Christian worldview and nowhere else.


    9. Edited by Doug Wilson, these essays introduce the reader to the idea and benefits of Christian classical education. But note the order! It is Christian education for Westerners, aiming to train a new generation of Christians who know how to think and know the story they are part of.Loved it.Favourite part: the section defending a liberal education for Christians.


    10. This is an excellent book on classical education. A collection of essays by the brilliant folks at Logos, it covers many different topics from various perspectives. Someday I just hope to go to Logos myself!


    11. I was convinced that Classical education was the way to go when I first discovered that such a thing existed. This book reinforced that conviction. Full of thought-provoking essays that support the case for Classical education.


    12. This is an excellent aid to any parent who wishes to raise their child up in the nurture and instruction of the Lord. I would commend this book to all faithful parents. Be careful though, prepare yourself for a biblical challenge to radical obedience.




    13. This book was very good, especially now that I am teaching in a Christian, classical school. Very helpful.


    14. Reread in the fall of 2011. Absolutely necessary resource for those thinking about educating their own kids and considering starting a classical and Christian school.


    15. Wonderful! Much more in depth than 'Case'. Answers a lot of questions one may have regarding a Classical Christian School


    16. Valuable information on classical Christian education, both from a philosophical/theorertical and a practical, nuts-and-bolts standpoint.





    17. Excellent book, this really convinced me to pursue the classical education model for my children. It also displayed to me just how ripped off I was by going to the government schools.





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