Warmed Up Humanism in Classical Ed

Was Aristotle a Devil or Wisdom Incarnate?


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October 04, 2018

Is a revival of humanist classical education working to destroy home education and Christian education in this country?  A catalog promoting “classical education” announces that “humanism is exactly what is NOT wrong with the modern world and modern education.”   Chrysostom Called the Greek philosophies as worthless as dogs.  Augustine calls Homer “a torrent from hell.”  And Jerome called the Greek poets “The food of the demons.”  Martin Luther referred to Aristotle as a devil from hell. However, the latest fad for post-Christian homeschools seems to be to revive humanist classical education.  Aristotle is the “master of [all] those who know.” “The humanism of the Greeks was remarkable. . “  Who is right in this debate?   This may be the most critical question for modern day Christians.    

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.