A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts, Part III by Rachel Wierenga

In this, the final installment of my three-part article series, I will continue to argue that the Bible should correct the habits of thinking that Hillsdale’s liberal arts education inculcates in its students. In part two, I argued that the liberal arts principle that human action can limit sin contradicts the Bible’s teaching on this matter. In part three, I will argue that the liberal … Continue reading A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts, Part III by Rachel Wierenga

The Bible and the Liberal Arts, Part II by Rachel Wierenga

The over-arching theme of this three-part series is that the biblical account should counterbalance and correct the habits of thinking encouraged by Hillsdale’s liberal arts education. Part one noted the between human wisdom and God’s wisdom. Part two observes a similar tension between the classical humanism of the liberal arts and the Bible’s account of human sinfulness. Central to classical humanism is the belief that … Continue reading The Bible and the Liberal Arts, Part II by Rachel Wierenga

A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts by Rachael Wierenga

Many Christians on Hillsdale’s campus say that their studies here have deepened their faith and their understanding of God. Such a statement implies that a liberal arts education and the Christian faith fit together neatly and work together for common ends. Unfortunately, this complementary relationship between the liberal arts and Christianity is too readily assumed. Three years of reflection on my Hillsdale experience has convinced … Continue reading A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts by Rachael Wierenga