Dr. Douglas Henry, Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, joins Jeremy to discuss the impact of great works of literature, politics, and philosophy on both his own academic formation and in the larger life of the Honors College. Dean Henry discusses the college's commitment to the integration of faith and learning and how this has led the college to become not only favored by Baptist students, but Catholic students as well. Dr. Henry further expounds on the Great Books as a foundation for public discourse, what this has meant for his time in the classroom, the importance of engaging with great ideas to become a lifelong learner, and why the institution of higher learning will lose its soul if it neglects its commitment to educating students in this manner.
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