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Repairing the Ruins

Repairing the Ruins
Repairing the Ruins
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Publisher: Canon Press
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Repairing the Ruins:
The Classical and Christian Challenge to 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 children to learn. But what exactly should we give them instead?

The authors of Repairing the Ruins, a group of experienced teachers and school administrators, faced this same question when they first embarked on the journey of education. And 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.
ISBN-10: 1885767145
ISBN-13: 9781885767141
Pages/Media: 272
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
Author: Douglas Wilson (editor)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine. He is the author of many books, including Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Reforming Marriage, and A Primer on Worship and Reformation. He is also co-author with Christopher Hitchens of Is Christianity Good for the World? A voracious reader (with a sweet tooth for Wodehouse), Douglas blogs prolifically at He and his wife Nancy have three children and fifteen grandchildren.

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"Good critique of public education with a biblical alternative"

John Caneday on 8/2/2012 12:05:02 PM


Comments: 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.

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