My sometime co-author Chris Bailey has been posting some great reflections on Great Books education. As far as I’m concerned, you can take out “Great Books” and plug in “patristic.” But even the Fathers (OK, at least some of them) would have you do as they did, and read all the other greats, too. Clement, Basil, and Chrysostom committed quite a bit of Homer, Demosthenes, and Plato to memory. And we all know about Jerome and Cicero.
Monday October 01st 2007, 8:19 pm