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.
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