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.

Does the Church Have a Teaching on “Classical Education”?

By |2020-04-04T17:37:50-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Classical Education, Culture, Education, Liberal Learning|

One of the more remarkable trends in the past five years in Catholic education is the noticeable increase of schools embracing a “classical education.” Ten or twenty years ago, the Catholic classical school was a start-up by disgruntled laity. Now one can find here and there whole diocesan school systems that have embraced the classical [...]

Mathematics and Liberal Education

By |2020-03-03T13:23:08-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Classical Education, Education, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, St. John's College|

For most liberal arts colleges, mathematics courses are simply modern math stuck on to a “humanities” program. But if liberal education is not just meant to familiarize students with classics of the humanities, or the polish of culture, but to free the student to find the truth for himself, shouldn’t math be just as emphasized [...]

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 |2020-04-04T00:26:14-05:00August 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 [...]

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