Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CiRCE Conference: Coming in July!

The theme of the 2011 CiRCE Institute Conference is "What is Man: A Contemplation of the Divine Image." It will be held this year in Arlington, Texas from July 20 to July 23.

According to C.S. Lewis, we live in “the world of post-humanity which, some knowingly, and some unknowingly, nearly all men in all nations are at present laboring to produce.” If he is right, then we must each face the disheartening fact that we could be helping construct this “post-human” world.

If this was the case more than fifty years ago, when Mr. Lewis wrote, how much more true is it today? And if Mr. Lewis is right, we must each face the troubling possibility that we could each be helping construct this “post-human” world.

Modern pedagogy builds its educational structures on the patterns of the modern age, in a way that removes the chests of our children. In fact, modern pedagogy does not believe there is such a thing as human nature and it teaches like it. Do you?

Or do you teach like you believe your students are made in the Image of God? Do we?
What a rewarding question to ponder this summer.

Speakers at this event will include author and literary critic Gregory Wolfe, Dr. Vigen Guroian, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, CiRCE's Andrew Kern, and Martin Cothran, author of Traditional Logic. On Friday, Classical Conversations' own Heather Shirley will be leading a workshop on "Cultivating the Ideal and Tending the Real."

If past conferences are any indication, this will be a rich and revitalizing event.

Register today online at www.circeinstitute.com/conference, or by phone at 704.786.9684. If you're a member of a Classical Conversations community, call or email before June 15th to ask about a special discounted price.

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