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Can Classical and Christian Ideas Sustain Liberalism?

Can Classical and Christian Ideas Sustain Liberalism?

Both classical and Christian thought unequivocally endorse virtues such as courage, temperance, civility, and prudence. The virtues embedded in those traditions have sustained liberalism in the past, but what some identify as liberalism’s drift towards moral relativism can make teaching those traditions a delicate balancing act. 

5 Steps to a Successful Dissertation

5 Steps to a Successful Dissertation

The process of crafting and defending your dissertation can often feel daunting and leaves many PhD candidates feeling overwhelmed. This 5 step process can help you achieve your goal.

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.