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Running head: HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS1The Medieval Era Had Greater Biblical Worldview Foundational ImplicationsKelley LoganEDUC 703Liberty UniversityApril 2020
HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS2AbstractThis paper will investigate two historical eras in regards to the foundations of educationby identifying and describingprominent philosophies during each of the two historicaleras and the key principles of those philosophies.This paper will compare the twohistorical eras and philosophies with each other and also analyze them in terms of biblicalworldview.The first historical era to be analyzed is Antiquity.Some of the mainphilosophers of this time were Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, and Quintillian.The secondera to be examined is Medieval.In the Medieval era, Aquinas, Erasmus, Calvin, andComenius were the major contributing philosophers of this time.This paper will lookfurther in depth at a few of these philosophers' specific philosophies. This paper willdemonstrate that while there are some differences between the eras in time, there are alsomany parallels.These parallels also correlate to biblical worldview and will shine lighton the connection between the two eras and the philosophers.This paper willdemonstrate that the philosophers in both the Medieval and Antiquity era contributedsignificantly to foundational educational philosophies, however the Medieval era has amore biblical worldview foundation.Keywords:antiquity era, medieval era, philosophers, philosophies, biblicalworldviewThe Medieval Era Had Greater Biblical Worldview Foundational Implications
HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS3Both teachers and administrators within the educational system, at time oranother, have heard of these founding fathers of education within the Antiquity era.These esteemed philosophers are the most well known and highly respected.Philosophers such as Confucious, Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian have laid down thecorner stones to the foundation of education.No one could have guessed thatphilosophies generated hundreds of years Before Christ (BC) and would still be utilizedand implemented today.While Confucious, Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian wereprominent philosophers with true foundational educational value, their biblicalfoundation was seemingly more focused around that of man. Of the four majorphilosophers within the Antiquity era, Quintiallian was the one who came closest to abiblical worldview with his emphasis of parents and the impact they hold on both raisingand the education of their child.While the Antiquity era had exemplary contributions toeducation, the biblical worldview is minimal.There is a major shift era in terms ofbiblical worldview between the Antiquity era to the Medieval era.It is in the Medievalera when it moves from a man-based educational thought process to that of a biblical one.