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Educating our educators on the Enlightenment

To be a Western man means to be part of the continuing debate between Jerusalem and Athens

10 April 2024

3:00 AM

10 April 2024

3:00 AM

A copy of a speech on the topic of the missing elements from school education, given by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in America, was published in the local media. In brief, he argued that two things are absent from Australia’s schooling, those being the New Testament’s part in our culture and a narrative history of:

‘…our story from Abraham, Jacob, and Moses, our fathers in faith, through the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Alfred the Great, Magna Carta, the Provisions of Oxford, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Glorious Revolution, an American Revolution…’

While I don’t disagree with his history course, there...

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