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Reading List

Up to date concerning public schools in America:

  • Peter Hegseth and David Goodwin:
    Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation

Lutheran Perspectives:

  • Thomas Korcok:
    Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future
  • Thomas Korcok:
    Serpents in the Classroom: The Poisoning of Modern Education and How the Church Can Cure It
  • E. Christian Kopf:
    The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition

Modern Classics Concerning Education

  • Douglas Wilson:
    Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education
  • C.S. Lewis:
    The Abolition of Man
  • Neil Postman:
    Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
  • Allan Bloom:
    The Closing of the American Mind

Major Literature In Our Classroom:

The Pillars of Epic Poetry

  • Homer:
    The Odyssey, The Iliad
  • Virgil:
    The Aeneid
  • Dante:
    The Divine Comedy
  • Goethe:
    Faust

Playwrights

  • Aeschylus
  • Sophocles
  • Aristophanes
  • Euripides
  • Shakespeare

Philosophy

  • Plato:
    The Republic
  • Aristotle:
    The Organon, The Nichomachean Ethics
  • Cicero:
    On Duties
  • Marcus Aurelius:
    Meditations
  • Augustine:
    Confessions
  • Boethius:
    The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Thomas Aquinas:
    The Summa Theologae
  • Blaise Pascal:
    Pensées
  • René Descartes:
    Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Alexis de Tocqueville:
    Democracy in America

Modern Poets

  • Poe
  • Wordsworth
  • Coleridge
  • Byron
  • Shelley
  • Keats
  • Whitman
  • Kipling
  • Hardy

Dystopian Writers

  • Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
    George Orwell: 1984
  • Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
  • Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

Fiction

  • Daniel Defoe:
    Robinson Crusoe
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne:
    The Scarlet Letter
  • Alexander Dumas:
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mark Twain:
    Huckleberry Finn
  • Stephen Crane:
    The Red Badge of Courage
  • Charles Dickens:
    A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dostoevsky:
    Crime and Punishment
  • Herman Melville:
    Moby Dick
  • Scott Fitzgerald:
    The Great Gatsby
  • Flannery O’Connor:
    The Violent Bear it Away
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