St. Augustine is known more for his Confessions or City of God, but he was also the first Christian to write on the liberal arts and their role in education. In this book, author Jeffery Lehman introduces readers to Augustine's life, his contributions to literature, and to his philosophy and theology of education. He explores Augustine's thoughts about the nature and purpose of education, the ways that the liberal arts are conducive to man's pursuit of happiness, and covers how his theory and practice are evident in his teachings as a master teacher. Modern-day educators will see how they can draw from Augustine's legacy and enduring relevance to regain a tradition of excellence today! 112 pages, softcover.