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Sample Lessons - Modernity

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  1. Lesson 1: Orientation
    12 Steps
  2. Lesson 2: The Great Stage: Introduction to the West
    12 Steps
  3. Lesson 3: Ideas Have Consequences: The Enlightenment
    11 Steps
  4. Lesson 4: The Sacred & the Secular: Empires, Pirates, and Rulers
    11 Steps
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1.1—Read Quotes About Wisdom

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  1. Read the following quotes about the pursuit and use of wisdom and education.
  2. Write a short essay or discuss with your instructor: What does education and the pursuit of wisdom require of us?

SELECTION: Quotations about wisdom and education.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”
-Proverbs 9:10

“Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them”
-Francis Bacon

“Education ought to be little more than a form of intellectual repentance. If it is more than that or less than that, horrors result” 
-J.R.R. Tolkien