"The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself." - Saint Augustine
Augustine talks about “plundering the Egyptians,” or to put it in practical terms: all truth is God’s truth and therefore truth may come from many places and sources; therefore our humanities program will seek to discern truths and falsities from each and every source, with Scripture held as the plum line for truth.
Copiousness and integration work hand in hand. When subjects are disjointed, connections do not come immediately. To understand God’s world, is to understand His world as it works. History does not stand alone: literature, culture, geography, biblical timelines, philosophy, art and music have all been intertwined together in the past, to study them as separate “units” is to forget truth. The Bible, although standing alone as God’s word, grows our understanding when read in context. What has shaped our world, is not out of context events, but intertwined human encounters within the context of God’s amazing world. What is the purpose of teaching humanities? For us as humans it is to learn as much as possible about God’s world in which we live.
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