Augustine & Aquinas on Teaching and Learning

Leader: Dr. Paul Weinhold, Director of Continuing Education, Great Hearts Academies

In this series of seminars, participants will take close look at the educational thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, who, in spite of the harsh excoriation in the Confessions of the traditional Roman rhetorical and literary education he himself received, made an important contribution to the post-classical Western world’s thinking about how to integrate pagan learning with Christian faith. His dialogue On the Teacher develops a theory of language and teaching drawing upon both Platonic and Christian thought, while the treatise De doctrina christiana, usually translated as “On Christian Doctrine” in English, but much better rendered as “On Christian TEACHING”, sets forth an argument for the indispensability of a liberal education for teaching the faith and reading the Bible fruitfully. As a postscript, participants will also read St. Thomas Aquinas’ mini-treatise “On the Teacher” (from the Disputed Questions on Truth), an intentional response by the Dominican “Dumb Ox” to his great patristic predecessor’s work of the same name.

June 7 - June 19

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

8:30 am - 10:15 am (AZ), 10:30 am - 12:15 pm (CDT)

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FREE for Great Hearts employees: use voucher code ghemployee (case sensitive) at checkout.

Price: $125.00