On Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00-9:00 PM ET, join Dr. Christopher Perrin, Joelle Hodge, MAT, and several of The Disputed Question authors for a webinar that extends the conversation surrounding the question: "What is classical education?" Don't miss your chance to gain a new perspective and to ask your questions in the Q&A box! FREE to register now.

 

When it comes to the renewal of classical education, we know you have questions and we have them too!

Classical Academic Press has invited a host of authors, educators, philosophers, and theologians, from a wide range of backgrounds, to participate in the ages old tradition of disputatio: an academic forum where big ideas can be explained and debated with charity and respect.

Each quarter, we will publish the essays we have gathered in response to a new disputed question. We hope you will enjoy reading while watching these issues and ideas unfold. Most importantly, we hope these essays will contextualize and explain the many and varied interpretations, historic voices and arguments, points of view, and biblical foundations shaping the great conversations and cultural issues of today.

We believe teachers, school leaders, thought leaders, and parents will find these essays helpful as they interpret the complexities of the world we live in and how the renewal of classical education contributes to a right understanding of the issues governing our times.

When it comes to the renewal of classical education, we know you have questions and we have them too!

Classical Academic Press has invited a host of authors, educators, philosophers, and theologians, from a wide range of backgrounds, to participate in the ages old tradition of disputatio: an academic forum where big ideas can be explained and debated with charity and respect.

Each quarter, we will publish the essays we have gathered in response to a new disputed question. We hope you will enjoy reading while watching these issues and ideas unfold. Most importantly, we hope these essays will contextualize and explain the many and varied interpretations, historic voices and arguments, points of view, and biblical foundations shaping the great conversations and cultural issues of today.

We believe teachers, school leaders, thought leaders, and parents will find these essays helpful as they interpret the complexities of the world we live in and how the renewal of classical education contributes to a right understanding of the issues governing our times.

Learn more about The Disputed Question!


In the inaugural installment of The Disputed Question, 17 writers responded to the following query: "What is classical education?" They submitted a wide variety of responses, referencing everything from Socrates and the Roman Patricians to the Odyssey and The Book of the City of Ladies. Read their essays below!

Question 1: "What is Classical Education?"



Coming Soon: "Which Books Are the Great Books and Why Are They Great?"

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If you’re enjoying the essays and want to respond with your own charitable and respectful thoughts, objections, and responses, you have two options.

  1. Public Engagement: Beneath each essay, you'll find a comment box, where you can post comments to be read publicly.
  2. Direct Author Engagement: Use the form on this page to send your message to the contributing authors on any topic. Those authors may choose to respond to you directly, but may instead reference your ideas in future submissions.

Visit Our Classical Insights Blog to Learn More!

If you're interested in reading more from our thought leaders, be sure to check out our Classical Insights blog! There, you'll find helpful posts about studying new languages, teaching math classically, helping your students develop a love for learning, and other important topics!