Education

Like technology, the literature on Christianity and education is vast. A good place to start is this bibliography for educators on Bensonian. Here we’ll only suggest a few resources from public education, homeschool, Christian school, and higher education. 

Featured Resource

Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning, by Robert Littlejohn and Charles Evans. Wisdom and Eloquence is one of the best brief books written on a thoroughly Christian vision for the classical liberal arts. Broadly drawing from the classical Trivium and Quadrivium, the book is both a swift critique of modern education and a practical guide for stewarding the rich tradition that is Christian learning.

Suggested Resources

  • For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. Written by Francis Schaeffer’s daughter, this short book is easy to understand and applicable both in the home and in public education. Her vision of education is influenced by Charlotte Mason and holds nuggets of insight for all who teach children.
  • The End of Education, by Neil Postman. Though not explicitly from a Christian perspective, Postman’s prophetic critique of the “gods of education” echoes a Judeo-Christian worldview. Unusually insightful and helpful for both public school educator and Christian school leader.
  • The Decline of the Secular University, by John C. Sommerville. A fantastic history on how the university lost God, and what might be done to remedy the decline of religion in higher education.
  • College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, by Andrew Del Banco. A wise book by one of America’s best social critics; a good defense of a liberal arts education.