Schole in the Classical Tradition
Join Christopher Perrin as he contemplates the nature of schole' as the ancients understood it, how it evolved as the tradition evolved, and what lessons that offers for today.
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15. Education as Beatitude29:49In 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.
14. John Henry Newman29:50In 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.
13. The Florilegium (aka The Commonplace Book)23:13In 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.
12. The Monastic Tradition of Education32:43In 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.
11. Happiness and Contemplation30:31In this episode, Dr. Christopher Perrin contemplates the distinction between the active life and the contemplative life, and the necessary harmony between the two.
10. Study As Prayer and Love for God31:50In 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.
9. Schole and Ecstasy19:41In 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.
8. Order and Solitude34:01In 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.
7. Order and Rest19:30Join 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.