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Ross Betts

Ross Betts is the president of the American Friends of http://www.augustinecollege.org/">Augustine College. He is a practicing nephrologist in Butler and Armstrong Counties in Western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Vanderbilt University, 1980, Summa Cum Laude, in Chemistry and from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1984. His subsequent training was in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota and at Washington University in St Louis in Nephrology. Ross has served on the volunteer faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and taught residents at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, presently teaching a class on “Humanities and Medicine” there. He serves on numerous hospital boards and in administrative positions. He is on the Academic Committee of Aquinas Academy in Pittsburgh. He is the science editor of Classical Education Quarterly (CEQ), a publication of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Educators. He writes articles for CEQ and has written numerous articles for Living Magazine, a publication of Lutherans for Life. He is married to Lynn and has five children. They attend Bethel Lutheran Church(LCMS) in Glenshaw, PA.

Classical Education and the Cultivation of the Christian Imagination: Part 2 – Late Antiquity and the Truly Christian Education

In part one of this two part series, Mr. Betts described the purpose of the truly Christian classical education, then considered the ways that a classical educations which left out Christianity ultimately failed famous philosopher and pedagog, John Stuart Mill. This is part two. To avoid this result for our students, classical educators, in my …

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Classical Education and the Cultivation of the Christian Imagination: Part 1 – John Stuart Mill and the Incomplete Classical Education

In the present age, an education in experimental science is an important and necessary feature for students; however, the Classical Christian Education movement recognizes the shortcomings of an education whose principal concern is teaching science and technology. The human dimension is often lacking from a predominantly scientific program. A proper education attends to the moral …

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