Christian and Humanist Education – Part 1

Christian Humanism, the history and theory of, with a focus on the twentieth century. Starting with paul at Mars’ Hill through the Patristic period, Birzer will briefly discuss the meaning of the liberal arts in the formation of the Christian church – through the reformation. He will then focus on a number of (mostly) Christian thinkers key to understanding the humanities in an age of ideologies: Irving Babbitt; Paul Elmer More; Albert Jay Nock; Christopher Dawson; Romano Guardini; T.S. Eliot; Russell Kirk; and Stratford Caldecott. He will also give some time to the most damaging and influential ideologues of the past century and a half: Darwin; Marx; Spencer; Freud; and Nietzsche.

Brad Birzer

Brad Birzer is Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies and Professor of History, Hillsdale College, Michigan. Author of several books, including his most recent, American Cicero: The life of Charles Carroll, Birzer writes frequently - in a variety of publications and through a variety of different venues - on liberal education, biography, western civilization, and American culture and history. Birzer is a Senior Fellow with ISI, Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisors for The Center for the American Republic and a Fellow with the University of Louisville's McConnell Center.

Christian and Humanist Education – Part 2

Christian Humanism, the history and theory of, with a focus on the twentieth century. Starting with paul at Mars’ Hill through the Patristic period, Birzer will briefly discuss the meaning of the liberal arts in the formation of the Christian church – through the reformation. He will then focus on a number of (mostly) Christian thinkers key to understanding the humanities in an age of ideologies: Irving Babbitt; Paul Elmer More; Albert Jay Nock; Christopher Dawson; Romano Guardini; T.S. Eliot; Russell Kirk; and Stratford Caldecott. He will also give some time to the most damaging and influential ideologues of the past century and a half: Darwin; Marx; Spencer; Freud; and Nietzsche.

Brad Birzer

Brad Birzer is Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies and Professor of History, Hillsdale College, Michigan. Author of several books, including his most recent, American Cicero: The life of Charles Carroll, Birzer writes frequently - in a variety of publications and through a variety of different venues - on liberal education, biography, western civilization, and American culture and history. Birzer is a Senior Fellow with ISI, Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisors for The Center for the American Republic and a Fellow with the University of Louisville's McConnell Center.

Writing in the Grammar School

This workshop will focus on using several types of literature (narratives, myths, legends, fables, poetry) to help grammar-aged students write. The workshop is designed to generate engaging ideas that help students use the richness of the language by writing in various ways (pre-progymnasmata exercises). This workshop will be helpful for first through fifth grade classes.

Tammy Peters

Tammy Peters and her husband, Hud, have four children. Their oldest daughter recently was married last fall and their youngest just obtained his driver's license. Tammy has thirteen years teaching experience in classical Christian education. In her teaching career, she has taught in all the elementary grades, has been a district reading specialist, and has instructed both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Tammy presently teaches third grade and is the Assistant to the Grammar School Principal at Mars Hill Academy, Cincinnati, OH. She has also written English grammar curriculum.