What is the West? A Tour of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia
What is the West? What does the Western tradition mean? What makes an idea, a book, or an author part of the Western tradition? To answer these questions, Josh Herring will draw on the ideas and framework of scholar Russell Kirk. Dr. Kirk described Western Civilization as a developing process, with the cities of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia contributing specific concepts to the idea of the Western tradition. Today, members of the present generation have inherited this literary and historical tradition and are tasked with curating their inheritance for future generations.
Josh Herring has taught at Thales Academy since 2013 and has written extensively on issues related to Classical education and the humanities. He is currently the Dean of Classical Education at Thales Academy Apex and a doctoral candidate at Faulkner University.