The Lost Method?
Back in the 1990s, Protestants started and spread their false “classical education” movement. Catholics embarassingly latched onto it and started repeating the fiction that this movement was based on. The image below was included in one document that was passed around zealously back then. It’s pure fiction — the Protestant authors just making up history. Today, you’ll find Catholics saying all of these things — and this is where the ideas came from.
To this, they added this timeline marking the key events in the renewal of “classical education”:
This fictional “lost method” of “classical education” was created out of thin air by Protestants who anointed themselves the leaders of a “restoration” just as they did at the time of the Reformation, when they claimed to be restoring the lost Gospel itself. While that is understandable, what is impossible to understand is how Catholics bought into this idea and started promoting it in their own circles. How embarassing!
In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we are not working to restore the ideas of Dorothy Sayers and Doug Wilson. We are working to restore the actual, historical curriculum that was studied and taught by saints and wise men throughout history.
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy