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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Old Books

Dr. James Emery White at Crosswalk. "If you are going to suggest a list of twelve books to be sure to read during one of the more pivotal and developmental decades of anyone’s life, what are the great books?
"'There never was very much doubt in anybody’s mind about which the masterpieces were,' wrote Robert Maynard Hutchins. 'They were the books that had endured and that the common voice of mankind called the finest creations, in writing, of the Western mind.' The great books are those writings that have most shaped history and culture, civilization and science, politics and economics. They prompt us to think about the great issues of life.

"C.S. Lewis simply called them the 'old' books."

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