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Augustine and Liberal Education sheds light on liberal education past and present, from an Augustinian point of view. Ranging from historical investigations of particular themes and issues in the thought of Saint Augustine, to reflections on the role of tradition and community and the challenges and opportunities facing universities in the next century, the contributors return to the sources of traditional reflection while exploring contemporary issues in education.

Author Biography

Kevin L. Hughes is Arthur J. Ennis Fellow, Humanities Program, Villanova University, USA.

Table of Contents

Education in the Confessions
Bad Habits and Bad Company: Education and Evil in the Confessionsp. 3
Models of Teaching and Models of Learning in the Confessionsp. 15
Augustine's Confessions as Pedagogy; Exercises in Transformationp. 25
Education in Augustine's Other Works
Study as Love: Augustinian Vision and Catholic Educationp. 55
The Bishop as Teacherp. 81
The "Arts Reputed Liberal": Augustine on the Perils of Liberal Educationp. 95
Teaching and Authority in Augustine
Augustine's Pedagogy of Intellectual Liberation: Turning Students from the "Truth of Authority" to the "Authority of Truth"p. 111
The Limits of Augustine's Personal Authority: The Hermeneutics of Trustin De utilitate credendip. 124
Limit and Possibility: An Augustinian Counsel to Authorityp. 146
Augustine and English Protestants: Authority and Order, Coercion and Dissent in the Earthly Cityp. 163
Liberal Education Since Augustine
Reading without Moving Your Lips: The Role of the Solitary Reader in Liberal Educationp. 179
The Motives for Liberal Educationp. 198
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