Happiness and Contemplation
In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin contemplates the distinction between the active life and the contemplative life, and the necessary harmony between the two.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Education as Beatitude
In this episode, Dr. Perrin sits down with author Danielle Bennett Dukes to discuss the notion of education as beatitude. They discuss the ways that the beatitudes serve as an educator's Telos and the way they prepare students to live in a world of paradox and suffering. Cafe Schole is produced for the CiRCE Podcast Network by Goldberry Studios.
Monday, March 8, 2021
John Henry Newman
In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin presents an overview of John Henry Newman and the central ideas in his book The Idea of a University. Perrin shows how Newman draws from the tradition of education that preceded him and re-articulates what liberal education could and should be in his own time. Cafe Schole is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podast Network.
Monday, February 22, 2021
The Florilegium (aka The Commonplace Book)
In this episode, Dr. Perrin describes the monastic practice of keeping a commonplace book, called a Florilegium or "Book of Flowers," and suggests that the benefits of this practice were profound and should be continued today.Cafe Schole is produced by Goldberry Studios for the CiRCE Podcast Network.
Monday, February 8, 2021
The Monastic Tradition of Education
In this episode, Dr. Perrin surveys the monastic tradition (with special emphasis on the Benedictine tradition) and notes those elements that are particularly suggestive for the modern renewal of restful, classical education.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Study As Prayer and Love for God
In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses an essay by Simone Weil that reveals the relationship between attentive study and prayer that should lead us to love both God and neighbor. Can study be rightfully understood as prayer or leading to prayer?If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Schole and Ecstasy
In this episode, Dr. Perrin explores the ways in which an ecstatic encounter with truth is the way that an intellectual life begins. Remember to rate and review this show wherever you listen to podcasts.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Order and Solitude
In this episode Dr. Perrin engages the thought of A.G. Sertillanges who insists that the life of the student and teacher should be characterized by an ordered, regular solitude. Over against the scattering and distracting crowd, Perrin and Sertillanges call us back to retirement, recollection, silence, consecration, and concentration that dispose us to engage truth and deeply…learn.If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Order and Rest
Join Christopher Perrin as he explores the relationship between order, rest, and love. Noting biblical teaching and the insights of St. Augustine, he shows how a restful, peaceful life is the result of wisely-ordered love. And if you like the episode please be sure to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.