Samuel Fuller School News
Apr 8, 2016
Samuel Fuller School is pleased to be hosting a Classical Education Banquet and Seminar on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 PM. This evening of fellowship and encouragement will be held at:
Abigail Adams Room
58 East Grove Street
Middleborough, MA 02346
Reservations are $35 for each guest. Please purchase tickets here by April 30, 2016.
Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Christopher Perrin, who will be speaking on the topic "A New Apology for Classical Christian Education." In this seminar, Dr. Perrin presents a defense of classical Christian education (CCE) that features seven reasons why it is a superb educational approach for children: 1) It provides a coherent means of understanding God, the world, and ourselves. 2) It cultivates the human. 3) It develops and imparts powers (arts) to students. 4) It cultivates a love of beauty. 5) It develops character. 6) It trains leaders. 7) It cultivates community. He will also refute several familiar objections to CCE such as: 1) CCE is elitist. 2) CCE is old-fashioned and out of touch. 3) CCE was discredited by the educational establishment 100 years ago. 4) Studying classical subjects such as Latin are a waste of time in this cultural moment. The goal of this seminar is to give participants a clear, concise, and cogent defense of CCE that presents its remarkable qualities and refutes common objections to it.
Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant and speaker, who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the national renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He co-founded and serves full time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher serves as a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning and the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.
Christopher received his B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina and his M.Div. and Ph.D. in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. Johns College in Annapolis. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, PA for ten years. He is the author of the books An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press.
Christopher has a passion for classical education and is a lover of goodness, truth, and beauty wherever it is found.