Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, who is a nationally known and greatly respected writer, historian, and educator will speak on Feb. 11 at Fairview Baptist Church.

Veritas Christian Academy will hold its Second Annual Renaissance Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church in Fletcher.

The distinguished guest speaker this year will be Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, who is a nationally known and greatly respected writer, historian, and educator.

Susan was home schooled for most of elementary and middle school, and all of high school; she entered college at seventeen as a Presidential Scholar and National Merit finalist, and finished her Bachelor of Arts in five semesters with a major in English, a minor in Greek and a summer spent studying twentieth century Theology at Oxford. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where she added Hebrew and Aramaic to her languages. In 1994, she also completed a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature at the College of William and Mary in Virginia; her concentrations were in translation theory, seventeenth-century devotional poetry, and Psalm paraphrase in the Tudor period. She also received her Ph.D. in American Studies from William and Mary. From 1994 until 2010, Susan taught writing and American Literature at William and Mary.

Susan’s newest book for Norton is a guide for parents, Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education (2018). She is the author of numerous volumes including her award winning The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had. Susan’s curricula are used by countless homeschool and Classical Christian schools everywhere.

Veritas Christian Academy Headmaster, Dr. Robert Woods, is excited for Veritas’ tradition and is eager to hear all that Bauer will be sharing.

“Dr. Susan Wise Bauer is a voice of historically informed wisdom and all who listen can benefit from such voices,” Woods said. “It is a true privilege to have her as our Annual Renaissance Speaker.”

This is an event that is free of charge and open to the community. All who are interested in learning more about Classical Christian Education are encouraged to attend.

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