Publish Date: 
July 14, 2022
Product Dimensions:
5.5 × 8.5 × 1 in

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Liber Amicorum: Essays and Reflections in Honor of Andrew Kern

Multiple Authors


In celebration of the 20th National CiRCE Conference and in honor of Andrew’s contributions to the renewal, we present this collection of contemplations from friends, mentors, colleagues, and collaborators. 

This collection of essays and reflections on classical education includes contributions from David Hicks, Wes Callihan, Martin Cothran, Joshua Gibbs, David Goodwin, Dr. Matthew Bianco, and more.

“While working on his college thesis, something having to do with ‘classical educa­tion,’ he discovered in his college’s library a book I once wrote on the subject. It is a rare college, I’m sure, that would have this book in its library, and even rarer that someone would stumble upon it. And Andrew resolved to track down the author and have words with him. At least, that’s how I remember the story. Now this alone should tell us almost all we need to know about Andrew. Tenacity is his middle name.” – “Tenacious Andrew,” David Hicks



Wes Callihan - Crumbs from the Master's Table
Joshua Leland - Rhetoric as Decision-Making in Community 
Buck Holler - Latin and the Liberal Arts 


Dr. Christopher Perrin - Going to School with Mary and Martha
Dr. Brian Phillips - School Leaders as Culture-Makers
Dr. Matthew Bianco - An Education that Dances
Marc Hays - A Contemplation of Nature


David Hicks - Tenacious Andrew
David Goodwin - Paideia: The Cultivation of Virtue
Joshua Gibbs - Willing to Die


Gregory Wilbur - Harmony and the Cosmos
Martin Cothran - Classical Education and the Cosmic Order
Katerina Kern - The Archetype of the Great Father in Homer 


Heidi White - Andrew & Socrates
Tim McIntosh - Hamlet & the Collapse of the Cosmos
Renee Mathis - A Greateful Apprentice