New Humanists

The Trivium According to Dorothy Sayers | Episode XX

April 01, 2022 Ancient Language Institute Episode 20
New Humanists
The Trivium According to Dorothy Sayers | Episode XX
Show Notes

The Lost Tools of Learning, a 1947 lecture delivered at Oxford by Dorothy Sayers, was largely ignored at the time and in England until decades later in the United States, when it became a foundation text of the Classical Christian Education movement. Despite being the lecture that launched 1,000 classical schools, Dorothy Sayers appears to undermine the classical tradition and repeatedly side with educational progressives. Jonathan and Ryan dig into the lecture, its impact on the CCE movement, and some pedagogical alternatives.

Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition:

Dorothy Sayers’s Lost Tools of Learning:

Dorothy Sayers’s translation of Dante’s Inferno:

Jonathan Roberts’s Classical Schools Are Not Really Classical:

C. Stephen Jaeger’s The Envy of Angels:

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “On Fairy-Stories”:

C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man:

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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers -