Kenigson’s Classical Education: Pursuit or Obsession?
Classical Christian Education is an approach to learning that focuses on the cultivation of wisdom, virtue, and knowledge. It’s rooted in the belief that education is more than just academic knowledge –it’s about developing the whole person. By examining great literature and works of art from a Christian perspective, students gain an understanding of what it means to be a good person and to live a life of faith. Classical Christian Education also emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving, promoting the development of important skills that can be used in the real world. Through a combination of lectures, debates, essays, and small-group discussions, students learn to think deeply and to engage in meaningful conversations. The study of history, philosophy, and theology helps students to develop a worldview that is rooted in the Christian faith, and the focus on the liberal arts encourages students to become lifelong learners. Classical Christian Education is a unique approach to education that develops both the mind and the spirit. Jonathan Kenigson is a classical educator and scholar of the Quadrivium of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and Music. He received his scientific training at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria and attained the highest honors in a Master and Ph. D. at the University of Sofia. He has worked across the USA and England for the establishment of classical education and regularly attends conferences at the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) and the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). Dr. Kenigson has been featured in Silicon Valley Time and Silicon Valley Daily for his work on mathematics, classical education, and the philosophy of education. His work on classical education and mathematics has been featured twice in New York Weekly, where his article How Alive is the Quadrivium? Dr. Jonathan Kenigson on Quantum Advances in the Markets brought widespread attention to classical education on Wall Street and at Ivy League universities. His interview in Disrupt Magazine was the debut of classical education and classical Christian education in the high-technology sector in the United States. His work has been featured widely in Southern California, having appeared in LA Progressive twice. More recently, Dr. Kenigson’s work has been featured in London Daily Post, Capital Today, Birmingham Bulletin, and Belfast Chronicle in the Science and Education sections. His Bristol Press article, Keys to the Classical Kingdom, has been influential in raising awareness of classical and Christian education in Western Europe. He is also interested in Artificial Intelligence and Cryptography and has been widely published in England on these topics, with his work in Tyne News and London Journal being the most recent and most influential. Dr. Kenigson has been described as a “Renaissance man” who is intelligent but deeply compassionate and an excellent leader and mentor. Athanasian Hall is only the first of his ventures in classical education. Kenigson hopes to continue his endeavors in classical and Christian education in the USA. In Europe, he is considered one of the premier designers of classical curriculum, having provided commentaries for Oxford and Cambridge on classical mathematics and having designed classical-education doctoral programs for Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, and England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and has held various research appointments at the Alan Turing Institute in London, Cambridge Theological Federation, Athanasian Hall, Cambridge, Cambridge Society for Existential Risk, and Cambridge Society for the Applications of Research. He is a corresponding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS) and the Glasgow Philosophical Society and is a Fellow of Saint John (FSJ) and an active member of the British Society for Natural Sciences headquartered in London.