When you the hear the phrase “liberal arts” or “liberal learning,” the word “liberal” comes from the Latin word for “freedom.” But is this true? Are the liberal arts liberating? And if so, how? That’s the question I explore with Dr. Brad East, a theology professor at Abilene Christian University and a member of the Liberating Arts Project. We talk about the “utilitarian” and “activist” temptations on the Right and the Left, what it means to say that Shakespeare belongs to all of us, and what the liberal arts might liberate us from, and what they might liberate us for.
Learn more the Liberating Arts Project: https://www.theliberatingarts.org/
Learn more about Dr. Brad East: http://www.bradeast.org/
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