These blog entries, season-by-season and year-by-year, form part of a modest effort at Veritas Academy to recover our cultural inheritance; ancient and modern, sacred and secular, philosophical and practical. All are welcome to join us as we remember and, where it’s due, honor those who have gone before us.
“Education cannot help us as long as it accords no place to metaphysics. Whether the subjects taught are subjects of science or of the humanities, if the teaching does not lead to a clarification of metaphysics, that is to say, of our fundamental convictions, it cannot educate a man and, consequently, cannot be of real value to society.”
-E.F. Schumacher, in his book “Small is Beautiful”
“Without [poetic knowledge], our understanding of the world suffers a severe distortion. It is as if we have grown up in an age of one-eyed men who have heard rumors that people could once judge distances, depths, and colors by the use of two eyes, but are now reduced by this flat, prosaic information age that relies on scientific analysis as virtually our only source of knowledge. We are a century of Cyclops.”
-Steven Faulkner, in his essay “The Century of the Cyclops: On the Loss of Poetry as Necessary Knowledge”
“History is a memorial of the mercies of God, so that posterity may know them, remember them, and hymn His praises.”
-Perry Miller, reflecting on the Puritan conception of history in “The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings”