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  • Paperback
  • 178
  • Beauty in the Word
  • Stratford Caldecott
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 9781621380047

10 thoughts on “Beauty in the Word

  1. says:

    This book is pure philosophy and a wonderful correction to the ages and stages model of classical education


  2. says:

    I cannot give this book any stars Not because I'm upset to have read it in any way Not because I don't think it's a valuable read for one in my profession But mostly because it was mostly beyond me Oh there were parts that I enthusiastically agreed with that I understood uite well but there were also parts where the underpinnings of philosophical andor theological thought undid me thoroughly It took me a long time to read I was often intimidated by the Roman Catholic ness of the work Not being in that faith tradition it's often foreign and like jumping across slippery rocks to understand the implications that Caldecott was indicating As a Reformed Protestant his particular concern that liturgy trump scripture I found difficult to reconcileThis is a book to come back to I suppose I appreciate those who have wrestled with Caldecott's ideas ahead of me like Cindy Rollins and translated many of them particularly Remembrance I cannot rate it because I struggled with it so much over so long a time 2 years? and it's a short book I'm glad I've read it I'm almost glad I've finished it The deficiencies are all mine and I do recommend wrestling with it I plan to do so again Someday


  3. says:

    There are moments of 2 stars but of 4 stars over all I liked the recasting of the trivium as Remembering Thinking Speaking There are many other great moments uotes and insights that make it so worthwhileThe downsides are to do with the explicit Roman Catholicism downgrade of Scripture acceptance of evolutionary science and openness to other religions arriving at the truth


  4. says:

    Stratford Caldecott has yet again proved to amaze me again because I've already read his book Beauty for Truth's Sake His previous book focuses on the uadrivium of the Seven Liberal Arts This book focuses on the Trivium of the Seven Liberal Arts The book is amazing because he reimagines or to use his words creatively reinterprets Caldecott 133 the Trivium in terms we're not used to thinking about itGrammar he likens to mythos remembering truth the Father and that which is given Dialectic he likens to logos thinking Goodness the Son and that which is received Rhetoric he likens to ethos speaking the Beautiful the Spirit and that which is shared Some of these likenings are easier to imagine others take some work He paints a beautiful picture however to make the task easier He is a Catholic and that comes out in this text than the previous but that's okay He's not afraid to speak about things in terms of his Catholic thinking So he warns us not to educate children to be too literal with the Bible he wants liturgy a shout out to James KA Smith? and catechesis to be a foundational element in that education and objective truth to be assumed in itThe book is thought provoking on many levels and will ask you to reimagine your own thoughts about the Trivium especially if your familiarity with it comes primarily from Dorothy Sayers' important essay I do not think you will be disappointed should you make the time to read this book


  5. says:

    As someone in the homeschooling trenches I love a book that can help guide my vision while also giving me specifics on how to accomplish that vision This book does that It gave me new insights into the Trivium and the importance of directing my children's hearts toward God Caldecott gives his own spin to Grammar Dialectic and Rhetoric in a beautifully written way The book incorporates a lot of wisdomHowever much of the practical advice he gives such as making sure children read and are read the books and stories that are the foundation of our culture obtain access to nature practice art etc is already incorporated into the days of most homeschoolers I know Although the advice is nothing new it's good to be reminded of the value of such activitiesAlso Caldecott is Catholic and is primarily addressing Catholic educators which I am not But as the author himself says We need not fear to recognize beauty in another person's beliefs I am bothered by his declaring the Bible to be subordinate to liturgy and his espousals of John Paul II's views on evolution


  6. says:

    35 starsI found much to mull over in this book and some insightful ideas However I felt a lot of what Caldecott was trying to convey was not made accessible enough Many of the points he expounded upon merely distracted me from the central purpose of the book education so that I didn't dwell on his points as relates to education specifically I was also unconvinced by some of his connections and suggestions and felt the book wanting of practical suggestions for the implementation of his ideas


  7. says:

    So beautiful and I basically underlined the whole book It discusses the personalist philosophy that should be the foundation of education specifically Catholic education while leaving open the application for further development Very interesting


  8. says:

    I was really looking for authority and clarity in Caldecott but I have to say that I am disappointed Yes Caldecott brilliantly points out Simone Weil’s insight that the final end of education is to prepare people to to give loving attention to God in prayer I could not agree He rightly points out that education needs the collaboration of two people as Newman said in The Idea of a University not individuals He also says Classical Education the traditional Christian method can be reduced into remembering thinking and communicating Does he mean to moderate the influence of books like Climbing Parnassus that would base education solely on Greek and Latin works with no modern works or of punitive systems? I think so but he is not clear enough for the general public Does he mean to say that biology is unimportant when he praised the use of imagination in Jesuit memory palaces? I doubt that I rather think he means it to be a organic process not just drill Yet he is not clear enough See what Auinas said about the connection between facts and prudence Also because he seems to spend most of his time speaking to the classical brickmortar schools he does not go in depth enough into the problems of parents choosing secular or Waldorf education After all few Catholic schools are directed by people trying to get kids to contact spirits even if the kids are using Waldorf techniues like drawing without lines and singing without tone Yet if as he admits homeschoolers are becoming a cultural force I wonder why he does not address himself to parents His caveats to unschooling are really not well connected and specific at all You can’t teach someone to draw without drawing something As I watch a myriad of my friends losing sight of the true focus of education demanding rigor or technology or freedom from things I keep hoping authoritative sources will appear Educational pundits are missing the boat by not educating the parents first


  9. says:

    The central idea of the present book is very simple It is that education is not primarily about the uestion of information It is not even about the acuisition of information It is not even about the acuisition of ‘skills’ in the conventional sense to euip us for particular roles in society It is about how we become human and therefore free in the truest sense of that word This is a broader and a deeper uestion but no less practical Too often we have not been educating our humanity We have been educating ourselves for doing rather than for being 11 The task before us is not only to renew the foundations of education but to rediscover our own relationship to Being the secret of childhood and our place in a cosmos that is beautiful in the Word 11 12I found this book inspiring instructive and beautiful throughout Caldecott delightfully reimagines the classic Trivium launching from the firm foundations of theology philosophy and anthropology At every stage of the Trivium he includes the importance of music and poetry imagination and curiosity truth goodness and beauty Father Son and Spirit


  10. says:

    For a book that's supposed to be about the Trivium it isn't about the Trivium all that much Half of it felt like a defense of Roman Catholicism than a book on classical education And while there were some things that I liked about the book I came away unsure of what its main points are since it was really all over the place I liked Caldecott's book on the uadrivium but if you're looking to understand the Trivium Littlejohn's Wisdom and Elouence or Clark's The Liberal Art's Tradition are both better optionsRating 2 Stars Inconsistent


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Beauty in the Word

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A Catholic Faith can be lived out in unabashed pursuit of the True the Good and the Beautiful Beauty in the Word is a uniue contribution to bringing these bountiful aspects of the Real back to the center of learning where they rightfully belong If your concern is for the true meaning of education for your children here is the place to begin Those responsible for new ini. As someone in the homeschooling trenches I love a book that can help guide my vision while also giving me specifics on how to accomplish that vision This book does that It gave me new insights into the Trivium and the importance of directing my children's hearts toward God Caldecott gives his own spin to Grammar Dialectic and Rhetoric in a beautifully written way The book incorporates a lot of wisdomHowever much of the practical advice he gives such as making sure children read and are read the books and stories that are the foundation of our culture obtain access to nature practice art etc is already incorporated into the days of most homeschoolers I know Although the advice is nothing new it's good to be reminded of the value of such activitiesAlso Caldecott is Catholic and is primarily addressing Catholic educators which I am not But as the author himself says We need not fear to recognize beauty in another person's beliefs I am bothered by his declaring the Bible to be subordinate to liturgy and his espousals of John Paul II's views on evolution

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Tiatives in Catholic schooling have a chance to recreate the inner spirit of education and not just its outer frame They will not easily find a programme inspirational than the one presented here Aidan NicholsStratford Caldecott offers a rare combination of intelligence and profound vision yet combines this with accessibility and luminous transparency Catherine Pickstoc. The central idea of the present book is very simple It is that education is not primarily about the uestion of information It is not even about the acuisition of information It is not even about the acuisition of ‘skills’ in the conventional sense to euip us for particular roles in society It is about how we become human and therefore free in the truest sense of that word This is a broader and a deeper uestion but no less practical Too often we have not been educating our humanity We have been educating ourselves for doing rather than for being 11 The task before us is not only to renew the foundations of education but to rediscover our own relationship to Being the secret of childhood and our place in a cosmos that is beautiful in the Word 11 12I found this book inspiring instructive and beautiful throughout Caldecott delightfully reimagines the classic Trivium launching from the firm foundations of theology philosophy and anthropology At every stage of the Trivium he includes the importance of music and poetry imagination and curiosity truth goodness and beauty Father Son and Spirit

SUMMARY Beauty in the Word

What is a good education What is it for To answer these uestions Stratford Caldecott shines a fresh light on the three arts of language in a marvelous recasting of the Trivium whereby Grammar Dialectic and Rhetoric are explored as Remembering Thinking and Communicating These are the foundational steps every student must take towards conversion of heart and mind so that. This book is pure philosophy and a wonderful correction to the ages and stages model of classical education


About the Author: Stratford Caldecott

Stratford Caldecott MA Oxon STD was a Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative editor of the Humanum Review online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute and co editor of Second Spring and the UKIreland edition of Magnificat He had served as senior editor at Routledge HarperCollins T&T Clark Sophia Institute Press and as a commissioning editor for the