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History: Christendom

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  1. 1. Orientation
    10 Steps
  2. 2. Eternity in Operation: The Roman Principate and the New Testament Church
    11 Steps
  3. 3. Imperium sine Fine: The Successions of Rome, Judea, and the Apostolic Church
    11 Steps
  4. 4. The World That Died in the Night: Christianity, the Church Fathers, and the Transformation of Culture
    11 Steps
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1.3 – Read Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Quote

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  1. Read the following quotations about education.
  2. Write a short essay or discuss with your instructor the following question: How do these quotes show the purpose and value of learning?

SELECTION: Quotation by Arthur Quiller-Couch.

“There is such a thing in the world as a love of learning…the very best things in the world do not pay—for the simple reason that they are priceless.”

SELECTION: Quotation by Francis Bacon.

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

SELECTION: Quotation by Socrates.

“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

SELECTION: Quotation by Stratford Caldecott.

“[Education] is about how we become more human (and therefore more free, in the truest sense of the word).”

SELECTION: Quotation by John Buchan.

“Our greatest inheritance, the very foundation of our civilization, is a marvel to behold and consider. If I tried to describe its rich legacy with utmost brevity, I should use the Latin word humanitas. It represents in the widest sense, the accumulated harvest of the ages, the fine flower of a long discipline of Christian thought…Indeed, this sort of educational philosophy and methodology is that which steadfastly affirms that every student, every family, every community, and every nation needs to be grounded in the good things, the great things, the true things in order to do the right things.”

SELECTION: Quotation by G. K. Chesterton.

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”