As long as Christian liberal arts programs
fail to engage the challenges to Christianity in the battle of ideas,
they play a part in the continuing decline of the faith in the Western
world. It is extremely dangerous to accept the “great” thinkers and
writers uncritically, whether it be Karl Marx, Ralph Waldo Emerson, or
Nathaniel Hawthorne. The great thinkers and the liberal arts programs
have influenced millions of young people to abandon the Christian faith
over the centuries.
Every Christian student should be familiar with the ideas and the
writings that have formed the modern world and that subsequently
undermined the Christian foundations in the West. Young people must also
be well-versed and well-equipped to engage in the battle of worldviews
before they graduate from high school or college. That is why this
curriculum is so desperately needed. It includes:
- Selected readings and summaries of 15+ philosophers and authors, with in-depth analysis of influential literary works
- Reviews of popular music and movies
- Prayers to equip students in the war of ideas.
This course presents a basic survey and a critical analysis of the
philosophers, the literary masters, and the cultural influencers of the
last 300 years for the Christian student. In contrast with other
literature courses, this text is filled with relevant biblical
references and truths that will equip the student to address the false
worldviews contained in the “great” humanist works of this era.