Eloquent Piety

“We have stated that wise and eloquent piety is the goal of studies.  For it behooves all men to cultivate piety.  But the educated man is different from the unlearned in the following way: the former excels in reasoning and in speech.”  Johann Sturm, “The Correct Opening of Elementary Schools,” in Johann Sturm on Education, trans. Lewis W. Spitz and Barbara Sher Tinsley (St Louis 1995), p. 85.

Johann Sturm (1507-1589) had a profound effect on the development of education in the sixteenth century.  He established schools in Strasbourg and supported the Reformed Church.

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