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Volume 21, Number 4 (Summer 1981)

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Christian Studies and the Liberal Arts College
by Gerhart Niemeyer
This lecture from 1980 was given at the launch of the Christian Studies Institute at Hillsdale College. Niemeyer makes a strong case for the central place of belief, and more specifically of Christianity, in a liberal arts education. “A thinking person needs purpose and insight. If his liberal education has not prepared his mind for those ultimate questions, it has totally failed him.”

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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