Knowledge Revival by Stephen Richard Turley

Book Review

Knowledge Revival

Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education
by Stratford Caldecott

Brazos Press, 2009
(156 pages, $23.00, paperback)

reviewed by Stephen Richard Turley

Stratford Caldecott, director of the Center for Faith and Culture in Oxford and editor of the journal Second Spring for Thomas More College, describes this book as a “manifesto” that focuses on recovering the centrality of meaning for education. Caldecott develops his argument in terms of both a negative and a positive apologetic: he aims to challenge the schisms between the arts and sciences, and faith and reason, which are characteristic of the modern age, by advocating a return to the classical conception of knowledge.

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