The Kind of People We Are: Education in Augustine’s “Confessions”

Richard Gamble discusses education in Augustine's Confessions.

Richard Gamble

Richard Gamble is Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Professor of History and Political Science and Association Professor of History at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. Before coming to Hillsdale in 2006, Richard taught for twelve years in the history and honors programs at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2003 and 2010, he was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund's Collee, Cambridge University. He is the author of The War for Righteousness: THe Progressive Clergy, the Great War, and The Rise of the Messianic Nation, author of the chapter on World War I for the forthcoming Cambridge History of Religions in America, and editor of The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human being. He specializes in the history of the American civil religion and is currently writing a book on how America became the "city on a hill." His essays and reviews have appeared in The American Conservative, Orbis, Humanitas, The Journal of Southern History, Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, and The Independent Review. He serves as a contributing editor for The American Conservative and serves on the board of trustees of The Philadelphia Society and The Academy of Philosophy and Letters.

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