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« on: August 21, 2005, 10:51:08 PM »

A friend of mine, needs to write a paper on his goals as a teacher this year, and needs to pick a person's philosophy to use as his base. He was hoping to use a Saint's writing on the subject. Can anybody help him out?
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 01:20:19 AM »

St. Justin Popovich had some profound things to say in his essay Humanistic and Theanthropic Education, which is available in two different books: Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ, and The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism (that latter is a much more vibrant translation, IMO). Of course, there might be potential problems, in that St. Justin obviously sees God and Orthodoxy (and her saints) as the key to a good education, which probably wouldn't fly if your friend were a public school teacher. St. Justin is also very much against things like a seperation of religion and formal education. But in any case, St. Justin has a lot of insightful things to say in that essay, and a number of his other essays, though the other ones might get into a bit too much of an epistemological discussion in which religion/spirituality is the solution.
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