The Classical Mandate for the Church

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am

  • International

Why should Christians around the world take interest in classical education? Simply answered, they should because classical education is the heritage of the Christian Church. Dr. Brian Williams explores how this is so and how classical Christian education supports the mission of the Church—the flourishing of individuals and their cultures.

Dr. Brian Williams

Dr. Brian A. Williams is Dean of the Templeton Honors College and Assistant Professor of Ethics & Liberal Studies at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Previously, he was Lecturer in Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of Oxford and Director of Oxford Conversations, a collection of interviews with influential Christian academics and scholars. He holds an MPhil and DPhil in Christian Ethics from the University of Oxford, an MA and ThM in Systematic and Historical Theology, and a BA in Biblical Studies. Currently, he is an Alcuin Fellow and a Research Fellow with the Institute of Classical Education. Dr. Williams is the author of The Potter’s Rib: The History, Theology, and Practice of Mentoring for Pastoral Formation.