David J. Gilbert

About David J. Gilbert

David J. Gilbert is the Dean of Upper and Middle School at The Saint Constantine School, where he teaches Great Books and Ethics. He received his M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Texas. Mr. Gilbert was also a founding faculty member and the Associate Director of The Academy at Houston Baptist University.

Leo Tolstoy’s Napoleon: Slave of History

By |2020-05-17T00:16:48-05:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Education, Great Books, History, Leo Tolstoy, Literature|

Leo Tolstoy shows us the character of Napoleon and shows us the hope of near-repentance, and the devastatingly fearful return to a world of artificial phantoms. I recently wrote an essay about Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Here, I discuss another Russian novel, published at the exact same time, in the exact same periodical: Leo [...]

When Timeless Works Respond to the Folly of Their Age

By |2019-03-21T12:03:02-05:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Books, Culture, Literature, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Politics|

The central goal of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment was to refute the ideas of a different book: a rote, poorly written, didactic, and wildly influential novel. And unless you’ve spent some time reading about Dostoevsky, you’ve probably never heard of it… Our seniors at The Saint Constantine School just completed reading and discussing one of Fyodor [...]

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