The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum

by R.J. Rushdoony     |     Book Summary


Author: R.J. Rushdoony
Publisher: Ross House Books
Date: September 13, 2016
Pages: 206

Book Summary of The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum by R.J. Rushdoony


Christian education is more than adding a Bible study to the curriculum. Education is the vehicle for instructing someone in the values of a culture, which ultimately is a religious task. For public schools, this means it is the state’s values and religion, namely, humanism.

Often, there is a syncretism of Christianity with humanism, even in private Christian or homeschools. A teacher trained in public universities often carries with her the state’s humanism. Curriculum all too frequently is permeated by the same.

As Christians, we need to understand that there is no neutrality in education. A liberal arts curriculum trains students in the arts of freedom. It is either a course in humanism or Christianity; its purpose either is to serve the state’s interests or to prepare young people to glorify God and serve Him through their chosen calling. 

Truly Christian education must align with Biblical faith, whether history, science, mathematics, grammar, literature, or the law. The objective is for Christian families to prepare and equip themselves and their children for service in God’s Kingdom. Only by carefully examining the philosophies underlying modern education and understanding what it means to have biblical faith at its foundation is this possible. The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum is an excellent resource for parents and Christian educators to do just that.





The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum

by R.J. Rushdoony

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum by R.J. Rushdoony

AuthorR.J. Rushdoony
PublisherRoss House Books
DateSeptember 13, 2016
Pages206


Overview:

Christian education is more than adding a Bible study to the curriculum. Education is the vehicle for instructing someone in the values of a culture, which ultimately is a religious task. For public schools, this means it is the state’s values and religion, namely, humanism.

Often, there is a syncretism of Christianity with humanism, even in private Christian or homeschools. A teacher trained in public universities often carries with her the state’s humanism. Curriculum all too frequently is permeated by the same.

As Christians, we need to understand that there is no neutrality in education. A liberal arts curriculum trains students in the arts of freedom. It is either a course in humanism or Christianity; its purpose either is to serve the state’s interests or to prepare young people to glorify God and serve Him through their chosen calling. 

Truly Christian education must align with Biblical faith, whether history, science, mathematics, grammar, literature, or the law. The objective is for Christian families to prepare and equip themselves and their children for service in God’s Kingdom. Only by carefully examining the philosophies underlying modern education and understanding what it means to have biblical faith at its foundation is this possible. The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum is an excellent resource for parents and Christian educators to do just that.