Faith & Reason in Review: Pursuing "High Telos" History

Posted by Patrick Henry College on 9/25/19 12:06 PM

 

Dr. Favelo exhorted students of history to return to a "High Telos" understanding of the discipline, one in pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful.

Favelo said the lecture is a call to restore "High Telos in history because it is more commensurate with a classical Christian education and a biblical worldview." Low Telos history, where history functions only as a pragmatic tool to avoid future pitfalls, is a "dissatisfying and insufficient reason to pursue history," he said.

After a lecture, students and faculty returned for a lively panel discussion and Q&A session. Dr. Stephen McRoberts, Dr. Roberta Bayer, Dr. Mark Mitchell, and Dr. Rob Spinney sat on the panel.


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