Mystie and I are pleased to welcome Eric Hall as our guest today. Eric is a classical scholar and teacher who is local to Brandy. That’s right! She gets to know him in real life. Eric has studied at The Master’s College, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and Clemson University. When he’s not reading Thomas Aquinas, Eric enjoys mountaineering and rock climbing.

Today’s episode is our attempt to balance two ideas. On the one hand, we have grace – this beautiful free gift of God. On the other hand, we have virtue, and our pursuit of it. Shouldn’t virtue come to us directly from God? And if so, why would Christian classical education say that virtue is the goal of education? Eric is kind enough to help us sort these questions out….

 

 

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4 Responses

  • This is great — talk about stirring some deeper thought.

    And Eric, he should be in radio. His voice is so perfect sounding!

  • This episode answered so many of my own questions regarding habits of virtue. Thank you! Do you have any current book recommendations on this specific subject?

    • One book I would recommend, that I found helpful when I read it a couple summers ago, is John Milton: Classical Learning and the Progress of Virtue by Grant Horner. It’s funny because before I read it, I didn’t think I liked John Milton very much as a person (even though I appreciated his poetry). It changed my view of him! It is also a great little primer of thoughts on virtue. It didn’t answer all of my questions, but it definitely gave me much to think about. 🙂

  • Eric gave a beautiful, learned, and wise reflection on virtue, the tradition, and our call to live as God has made us: full of the grace we need to be good. Thanks for inviting him to the show.

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