For Useless Learning

Leithart, Peter J.
November 2000
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Nov2000, Issue 107, p11
Comments on the relevance of learning and uselessness of liberal arts. Wisdom in the study of the classics; Clumsiness of the learned in the practical world of political conflict; Virtue of humility inculcated by liberal education; Relation to instruments of worship and the pursuit of knowing God.


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