Old School, New Clothes
The Cultural Blindness of Christian Education
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Old School, New Clothes is a compelling response to the triumph of 'neo-Kantian' thinking in the realm of Christian education. Hoch and Smith remind us that because we live in a universe that has already been integrated by God, the integration of faith and learning is not a project to be pursued, but a reality to be discerned. Highly recommended, particularly for its emphasis upon the doctrine of creation and its relevance to the life of the believing mind."
-Paul Kjoss Helseth, author of "Right Reason" and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal
"No matter which choice you make about Christian or homeschooling, it is vital that parents and teachers pay attention to the philosophy on which that school is founded.
This book made me think deeply about my own education, how we choose to educate our children, and how our decisions will affect the biblical foundation of the church for generations to come.
"This book is a great resource for fostering thoughtful discussions on biblical education among homeschooling families as well as in parent/teacher associations."
"As an educator and administrator who spends hours contemplating the great questions of education, I read with voracity the ideas presented within the pages of Old School, New Clothes. Ron Hoch and David Smith, like surgeons excising cancer, have cut through to the most fundamental truths and fallacies of education. In doing so, they challenge the 'Christian educator' to closely examine every presupposition that is held in Christian schools today."