Arthur Hippler

About Arthur Hippler

Arthur Hippler is Chairman of the Religion Department at Providence Academy. He is also Adjunct Professor in the St. Paul School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas, and an instructor in the Harry Flynn Catechetical Institute for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in California, he received his Doctorate in Philosophy from Boston College. He is the author Citizens of The Heavenly City, A Companion to C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters and A Companion to C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce.

Classical Education Without Tears?

By |2019-09-05T23:48:22-05:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Classical Education, Education, Modernity|

Classical education to be sure offers much that is wonderful. But the most important discoveries come by effort that is often painful. A joyful tour of the “true, good, and beautiful” without pain is likely a superficial substitute for a real education. When I see T-shirts and bumper stickers that declare, “I survived Catholic schools,” [...]

Moral Education From Birmingham Jail

By |2020-01-19T09:57:27-06:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Martin Luther King Jr., Modernity, Morality, Worldview|

In an age of moral confusion, Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" offers welcome clarity. Its rhetoric still has power today, with memorable phrases like "justice too long delayed is justice denied" and "Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability." But the heart of his argument, that man-made laws are just [...]