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History: Antiquity

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  1. 1. Orientation
    12 Steps
  2. 2. Imago Dei: Creation
    12 Steps
  3. 3. The Two Cities: The Fall & Two Lineages
    11 Steps
  4. 4. Look On My Works, Ye Mighty: Babel & Mesopotamia
    11 Steps
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1.2 – Read James Schall Quote

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  1. Read the following quotations about the purposes of education.
  2. Write a short essay or discuss with your instructor the following question: What is the purpose of education?

SELECTION: Quotation by James Schall.

“The problem of contemplation was not to create God but to discover Him. And this discovery initially consisted in having at least some experience of freedom, of sheer fascination and delight that had no reward but itself…We respond to God best in the freest of our activities.”

SELECTION: Quotation by Francis Bacon.

“Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, wise men use them.”

SELECTION: Quotation by Ken Myers.

“[Education] requires…the nourishing of the imagination, the orienting of the heart so that we intuit the world aright even before we begin to shape our theories.”