GUTENBERG FYI

Benefits of a Great Books Education

  • Join in the Great Conversation about mankind’s deepest longings and concerns, a “conversation” that spans thousands of years.
  • Learn to be a life-long learner.
  • Learn that true education engages the whole person—not just the mind, but the heart and soul as well.
  • Learn how to understand what others are trying to communicate.
  • Learn to be fair to those with whom you may disagree.
  • Learn how to think through issues rather than just to formulate attacks against valid opposing perspectives.
  • Learn that sophistry and intellectual gamesmanship is destructive, unproductive, and serves no good purpose.
  • Become convinced that there is no room for arrogance when pursuing truth.
  • Learn to engage our culture rather than to shut down avenues of communication.
  • Learn not to fear ideas that are different or even opposed to those presented in the Bible.
  • Understand that apologetics and presenting God’s Word are more than using catch phrases or one-line clichés.
  • Learn that Christianity is more than the answer to philosophical, religious, or ethical questions; it is also a personal commitment to a lifelong pursuit of Truth wherever it leads.
  • Find tutors who are more concerned with the development of students’ souls than with filling students’ heads with facts and figures.
  • Learn skills that help one to exegete the Bible properly.
  • Learn what it means to be a Christian in today’s culture.
  • Experience education as it was meant to be: personal interaction and discussion, rather than speech making and regurgitation.
  • Experience small, intimate classes.
  • Experience a low tutor-to-student ratio of 1:8.
  • Learn what it means to be human in God’s economy.
  • Discover the possibility of earning a truly meaningful B.A. while acquiring significantly less debt than attending most colleges in the nation entails.