Are Christianity and humanism compatible worldviews? In this episode, Robert sits down with Scott Postma, a Christian humanist writer and president of Kepler Education. Scott explains why Christian humanism is probably not what you think, putting it up against another philosophy more are familiar with—secular humanism. He discusses the origins of Christian humanism and the great thinkers behind this philosophy, including the brilliant minds of J. R. R. Tolkien and Flannery O’Connor. Scott also explores what he believes the future of online classical education will look like and how Kepler Education, “a marketplace for live online classical Christian education,” is giving teachers and students of the classics a safe place to learn and discover truth, beauty, and goodness. Of course, no Refining Rhetoric episode is complete without book recommendations. Here, you’ll find great entry points to discovering Flannery O’Connor, the philosophy of Christian humanism, and why classical education is just as important now as ever.
- Kepler Education
- Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World by Jens Zimmermann | Amazon
- The Case for Christian Humanism by R. William Franklin and Joseph M. Shaw | Amazon
- The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor | Amazon
- Miracles by C. S. Lewis | Amazon
- Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis | Amazon
- Diploma Track | Kepler Education
- Rumbling Toward Heaven by Scott Postma | Substack
- The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today by Eric Adler | Amazon
- Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop | Amazon
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