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From Classical to Modern Education

We can say that classical education is teaching students how to think and what to do—which is just another way of saying “wisdom and virtue” . . . At the turn of the twentieth century . . . the old classical curriculum was slowly replaced by the new progressivism . . . A curriculum that stressed how to think and what to do was turned upside down in the new curriculum, where the dual priority was not on how to think and what to do, but on what to think (indoctrination in political ideology) and how to do (vocational training). But man is more than a political activist and an employee.

Source: 3 Classical Terms by Martin Cothran | Memoria Press

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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One Response to From Classical to Modern Education

  1. Scott

    With respect – this is sheer baloney – and is simply your partisan judgement – a characteristic and behavior which is condemned.

    The reality is that the modern evangelical system entirely force-feeds its adherents and provides little to no quality critical thinking – where their assumptions are being challenged. The result is the above sort of baloney.

    Sad to say…:-(. The call of the Lord Jesus Christ is so much greater than this and it really serves only to defame Him.

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