Secularity and Education: The One-Dimensional Man’s Tunnel Vision and the Transcendental

  • Orlando Nang Kwok Ho


How then is The Epistle to the Romans relevant to the modern world? This chapter will examine curriculum content and focus on the essential historicity of humans as beings. To do this, a historical account on the rise of the prototypically “modern” and “ahistorical” contemporary mindset is essential. This will allow readers nowadays to see the continuity between the “ancient” Greco-Roman world and the present as well as reassess the existential problems of humans as historical beings. Indeed, the contemporary world is in many cultural, institutional, philosophical, and epistemic aspects a spiritual and perspectival descendant of Rome (see Chap.  4). “The great methodologists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (and some even of the nineteenth century) were educated in the classics” (McDonald 1993, p. 19). Hence, the questions related to the Old Model of Human as expounded in the world of imperial Rome, which The Epistle to the Romans has sought to explore and answer for its original learners, have remained perennial problems until today.


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  • Orlando Nang Kwok Ho
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  1. 1.The Chartered Institute of LinguistsLondonUK

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