Conference on Lutheranism & the Classics

I’ll be heading out to the seminary at Ft. Wayne, Indiana, for the conference on Lutheranism & the Classics October 1-2.  I’ll be giving a paper on Luther and the Liberal Arts.  If you are in the neighborhood or can come to the neighborhood, ome out for it!  For more information, go here: Concordia Theological Seminary – Lutheranism & the Classics.

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  • Dave

    Looking forward to that conference. I’ve been registered for months. It’ll be a breath of fresh air to associate with people who know it isn’t just Presbyterians who can deal with classical education.

  • Dave

    Looking forward to that conference. I’ve been registered for months. It’ll be a breath of fresh air to associate with people who know it isn’t just Presbyterians who can deal with classical education.

  • sg

    Dr. Veith, you posted the wrong link. It should have been this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw_syt-N83c

    🙂

  • sg

    Dr. Veith, you posted the wrong link. It should have been this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw_syt-N83c

    🙂

  • The “liberal arts”? Et tu, Veith?

  • The “liberal arts”? Et tu, Veith?

  • Yes, tODD. “Liberal” as from the Latin liberalis meaning befitting a free human beings. It comes from the Greco-Roman custom of providing one kind of education for free citizens and a different kind of education for slaves. That is, developing people’s intellects vs. training slaves to contribute to the economy and doing what they are told (as in mainline education today).

  • Yes, tODD. “Liberal” as from the Latin liberalis meaning befitting a free human beings. It comes from the Greco-Roman custom of providing one kind of education for free citizens and a different kind of education for slaves. That is, developing people’s intellects vs. training slaves to contribute to the economy and doing what they are told (as in mainline education today).

  • I suppose I should’ve added an emoticon to the end of my comment (@3), then. 😉

    See, the joke being not only riffing on liberal as in “arts”, but also in politics, while also referencing a well known quote from a particular work of art, which also happens to be in Latin, which … oh, never mind.

  • I suppose I should’ve added an emoticon to the end of my comment (@3), then. 😉

    See, the joke being not only riffing on liberal as in “arts”, but also in politics, while also referencing a well known quote from a particular work of art, which also happens to be in Latin, which … oh, never mind.

  • bunnycatch3r

    I’d like to find out more. Is there a website which specifically discusses a classical education for Lutherans?

  • bunnycatch3r

    I’d like to find out more. Is there a website which specifically discusses a classical education for Lutherans?

  • fws

    gene veith @ 4

    “…and a different kind of education for slaves. That is, developing people’s intellects vs. training slaves to contribute to the economy and doing what they are told (as in mainline education today).”

    ouch!

  • fws

    gene veith @ 4

    “…and a different kind of education for slaves. That is, developing people’s intellects vs. training slaves to contribute to the economy and doing what they are told (as in mainline education today).”

    ouch!