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    September 11, 2013 by Brandy Vencel

    The end then of Learning is to repair the ruines of our first Parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the neerest by possessing our souls of true vertue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.

    –John Milton, Of Education: To Master Samuel Hartlib

    Lest you think that this means that he suggested studying the Bible alone, he immediately launches into the study of Language, focused on Latin and Greek, and the reading of both Christian and pagan works.

    Fascinating stuff.

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  • Reply Amy @ Hope Is the Word September 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm


  • Reply Carol September 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Brilliant quote.

  • Reply Cindy Rollins September 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Milton is always a good choice and I had forgotten that the idea of Repairing the Ruins comes from him.

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