Craig Hefner

Craig A. Hefner serves as the Head of School at Covenant School in Huntington, WV. He has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Wheaton College. Craig is the author of Kierkegaard and the Changelessness of God: A Modern Defense of Classical Immutability. He is married to his wife, Rachel. They have two sons, Adler and Elliott.

The Classical Imagination: The How, What,
and Why of Classical Education

The goal of classical education is to cultivate in
students a classical imagination—the ability to be
set free from an imaginative captivity to our time
and place. This workshop will examine the classical
imagination as orienting the how, what, and why of
classical education. It will consider the features of
the modern imagination and how a modern edu-
cation tends to leave a student mentally stuck in
the modern world. The recovery of classical edu-
cation has involved many phases (the trivium as
stages, the great books, virtue formation, and the
liberal arts), but the movement for classical edu-
cation is nonetheless always centered around the
same end: the recovery of the classical imagination
for the modern world.