Thursday, July 25, 2013

‘Hook Up Culture’ Greatest Threat to Education, Kreeft Tells Christian Classical Educators

Boston College philosophy professor Peter Kreeft was honored last week at a conference of Christian classical educators with the annual Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, recognizing him as a “great man of faith and letters.”

The award was presented in Baltimore by the CiRCE Institute (Consulting and Integrated Resources in Classical Education), which strives to “support teachers and parents who want to cultivate wisdom and virtue in their students through the truths of Christian classical education.” CiRCE founder and president Andrew Kern presented the award together with the 2012 winner, Laura Berquist.


But Kreeft also identified challenges facing Christian educators, of which he said the greatest is the “hook up culture” of loose sexuality and reluctance to engage in meaningful personal relationships, which are at the heart of classical learning and human development.  (more...)

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