Beauty for Truth's Sake

Beauty for Truth's Sake : On the Re-enchantment of Education

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Much of the confusion and meaninglessness of the twenty-first century stems from the fragmentation of knowledge. Our postmodern times cry out for a return to wholeness. Enter Stratford Caldecott, who calls for renewal in education in Beauty for Truth's Sake. By reclaiming the classic liberal arts and viewing disciplines such as science and mathematics through a poetic lens, the author explains that unity is present within diversity. Ultimately, God is behind all truth. This book will benefit parents, homeschoolers, lifelong learners, and readers interested in the history of ideas. It is appropriate for Christian college and university students and will play an especially important role in curriculum development.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • diagrams, figures
  • 1587432625
  • 9781587432620
  • 241,078

About Stratford Caldecott

Stratford Caldecott (1954-2014) was the editor of Second Spring (www.secondspring.co.uk), directed the Centre for Faith and Culture in Oxford for the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and served as a Research Fellow at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford. He received his MA from the University of Oxford and authored several books of theological reflection and cultural analysis.show more

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"An erudite, compassionate, powerful argument for recovering the deepest dimensions of the liberal arts, for rethinking education as the path to wisdom. Caldecott ranges across a breathtaking array of disciplines as he demonstrates that faith and reason, art and science, are not enemies, but comrades in the search for truth."--Philip Zaleski, editor of the Best Spiritual Writing series and coauthor of Prayer: A History "This is a book that addresses the soul, mind, spirit, and will. It is an extended meditation on the sources of becoming more human that inevitably relate humanity to God. It is about education, spiritual maturing, and a lifetime vocation of learning. It is a wise book, an inspiring book, a beautiful book."--Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame "This book struck me with the force of a revelation. Stratford Caldecott's thesis--that modern mathematics can recreate a sense of the beauty of cosmic order which would re-orient the educational program and, furthermore, prepare a way for liturgical worship--is to me a very remarkable example of 'thinking outside the box.'"--Aidan Nichols, OP, author of Redeeming Beauty "Stratford Caldecott provides a remarkable manifesto that restores mystery to its proper place in education. With mystery comes wonder, awe, reverence, beauty, and a sense of discovery. Without these, science and mathematics are sterile, dull, and doomed, and the humanities are impossible. Caldecott has pronounced a blessing for our children and our children's children."--Scott Hahn, St. Vincent Seminary and Franciscan University of Steubenville "This book offers three kinds of light: the lucidity of participating in the divine simplicity, which substitutes profundity for mere complexity; illumination through the divine light of the Logos that shines as one in both creation and revelation; the scintillation of realizing that this truth can only be approached in love."--Catherine Pickstock, University of Cambridge and Emmanuel College "This work is likely to become something of a bible for Liberal Arts students. The prose is beautiful and every sentence carefully crafted. Postmodern thinkers will also find that this is an accessible, succinct guide to Christian cosmology."--Tracey Rowland, John Paul II Institute, Melbourne, Australiashow more

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