Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Tower of Liberal Learning

We were impressed today with a quotation from a lecture given by John Senior entitled, "The Several Storied Tower." It is a short reflection on how the classical liberal arts build on one another, from grammar to theology.

We were particularly struck by this quotation:

"That is the difference between a technical school and a university—the university rises to the universal; it integrates the horizontal in the vertical; it is a place where "young men see visions and old men dream dreams." And if your education has not been much like that, that is because no institution ever lives up to its purpose—but at least some of us have tried."

We at San Elijo College are trying.

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