• John Milton

  • Classical Learning and the Progress of Virtue (Giants in the History of Education)
  • By: Grant Horner
  • Narrated by: David Kemper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Literature & Fiction, Classics
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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The Puritan poet John Milton is most famous for his massive theological epic Paradise Lost. He was also known as perhaps the greatest genius of the English Renaissance possibly the best-educated man of his day and also a major theorist of classical learning for Christians. The man who wrote the seminal words 'The end then of Learning is to repair the ruines of our first Parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him....' (Of Education, 1644) argues across all his voluminous writings that the purpose of education is soul work for virtue as opposed to information gathering for profit. In this book, Milton scholar Professor Grant Horner from The Master's College examines the poet's powerful vision of a Christian and classical education. Trained at Duke University by Stanley Fish, the world's most influential Miltonist, Horner approaches the text as a Christian educator himself, bringing the complex seventeenth-century texts into modern light for practical application. Addressing questions such as how to handle pagan texts, how to develop a theology of aesthetics, and why we must grapple with the relationship between pagan wisdom and scripture, this book will serve as a thorough and readable introduction to the complex thought of one of the Puritan intellectual giants.

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  • 10-18-21

Worldview makes a world of difference.

Do you also read/listen to/teach Paradise Lost by John Milton? Has such literature become a lifelong joy that you would desire to share with a home reading group but you have been frustrated by a lack of balanced materials both solid in scholarship yet accesible?
This lifelong student has returned to this audiobook several times since its recent release to cleanse the palette from the myriad post-modern deconstructed(and undigestible) textbooks out there.
Buy this,and check out Grant Horner's Worldview Edition of Paradise Lost available now for pre-order on amazon prime as well. 5 stars. Grant Horner also teaches at a highly recommended university.