Rejoicing In The Truth: Wisdom And The Educator's Craft by Christopher O. BlumRejoicing In The Truth: Wisdom And The Educator's Craft by Christopher O. Blum

Rejoicing In The Truth: Wisdom And The Educator's Craft

byChristopher O. Blum

Paperback | September 28, 2015

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Rejoicing in the Truth offers a vision for the renewal of Christian education through the intentional pursuit of wisdom. When educators make it their goal to accompany their students along the path to wisdom and to instruct them by showing them how to delight in the truth, then their practice is illuminated and enlivened at every level. Informed by the philosophical and theological visions of John Henry Newman, John Paul II, Alasdair MacIntyre, and, above all, Thomas Aquinas, this volume offers a series of different looks at the life of a Christian educator.
The first three chapters treat the dispositions that need to be brought to the pursuit of Christian wisdom, chief among them the kind of restraint that follows from always seeking to ascend to the most noble forms of knowing. Chapters four through eight treat some of the tools of education: first-hand experience of nature, Euclidean geometry, imaginative literature and poetry, history, and biology, bringing to bear on them Aquinas’s conception of the order of the different fields of inquiry. The last two chapters reflect upon the settings of the pursuit of wisdom, first the school or college and second the life of the educator taken as a whole.
As a whole, the book invites the reader to a joyous pursuit of truth and to a life dedicated to intellectual charity.
Title:Rejoicing In The Truth: Wisdom And The Educator's CraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 28, 2015Publisher:CHRISTENDOM PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0931888859

ISBN - 13:9780931888854


Editorial Reviews

“In these essays Blum offers more than an incisive diagnosis of the unfolding catastrophe of contemporary education. He also proposes a beautiful, integrated, and compelling vision for recovery and renewal. In prose that sings, these essays inspire hope in the reader for a Catholic education reborn. Blum writes as a Newman for our age.” — George A. Harne, President, Northeast Catholic College “Rejoicing in the Truth will delight every teacher dedicated to the revitalization of education in the Catholic tradition. Blum brings into focus the aim of our common task, and the hope of its accomplishment.” — John R. Mortensen, Academic Dean, Wyoming Catholic College