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.
Patrick Henry College exists to glorify God by challenging the status quo in higher education, lifting high both faith and reason within a rigorous academic environment; thereby preserving for posterity the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is the foundation of America.