Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education

Stratford Caldecott

Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education
Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education

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Based in the riches of Christian worship and tradition, this brief, eloquently written introduction to Christian thinking and worldview helps readers put back together again faith and reason, truth and beauty, and the fragmented academic disciplines. By reclaiming the classic liberal arts and viewing disciplines such as science and mathematics through a poetic lens, the author explains that unity is present within diversity. Now repackaged with a new foreword by Ken Myers, this book will continue to benefit parents, homeschoolers, lifelong learners, Christian students, and readers interested in the history of ideas.

  • Contents
  • Foreword by Ken Myers
  • Introduction: “To Sing with the Universe”
  • 1. The Tradition of the Four Ways
    • The Great Tradition
    • Adapting the Medieval Model
    • Beauty for Truth’s Sake
    • Beauty on the Cross
  • 2. Educating the Poetic Imagination
    • “A Beauty which Defies Time”
    • Rediscovering Poetic Knowledge
    • The Symbolic Cosmos
    • A Key to Ancient Mysteries
  • 3. The Lost Wisdom of the World
    • Sacred Number
    • Beyond Pythagoras
    • Irrational Beauty
    • Phi and the Natural Numbers
    • Symmetry
  • 4. The Golden Circle
    • A Journey into God
    • Theology of the Trinity
    • In Search of the Logos
    • Geometry as Prophecy
    • The Golden Circle
  • 5. “Quiring to the Young-Eyed Cherubims”
    • Good Vibrations
    • Humane Architecture
    • At Home in the Cosmos
    • Secrets of the Sky
    • The End of the Road
  • 6. The Liturgical Consummation of Cosmology
    • The Construction of Modernity
    • A Sense of the Sacred
    • Liturgy as Remembering to Give
    • An Education in Beauty
    • The Holy City
  • Conclusion: Beyond Faith and Reason
  • Bibliography
  • Index


Pages: 160
Publisher: Brazos Press
Published: 2017
ISBN-10: 1587434024
ISBN-13: 9781587434020

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