Recovering the Lost Tools of Loving: The Missing Link Between Truth and Goodness in Christian Education


Douglas Wilson’s 1991 book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning set off an interest in classical Christian education that enjoys continued growth to this day. Since that time much has been written about the conservation of the Judeo-Christian liberal arts tradition of academics. Classical teaching methods and curricula have been emphasized as tools to help children learn how to think logically and biblically about the world. However, how do we teach our children to not only to know what is lovely but also to love what is lovely? In this session, Dr. Aniol will discuss the Judeo-Christian tradition of Beauty, or rightly ordered loves, as the missing link between right thinking and right action, in order to teach our children to be complete Christians in mind, will, and emotions.