Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer, English instructor of writing and American literature at The College of William and Mary, is founder of Peace Hill Press. She is a contributing editor to Books and Culture and a frequent contributor to Christianity Today. She has written several books, including The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (W. W. Norton, 1999), Though the Darkness Hide Thee (Multnomah, 1998), and The Revolt (Word Publishers, 1996). She earned a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Master of Arts from the College of William and Mary, and is working towards a Doctorate of Philosophy in American Studies.


Volume 66

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Guests on Volume 66: Leon Kass, on how various biotechnologies promise to fulfill certain legitimate human desires in illegitimate ways, and on how new technologies have changed the assumptions many people have about their children; Nigel Cameron, on why American churches have been negligent in promoting robust thinking about the current bioethical crisis; Susan Wise Bauer, on how adults can acquire many of the benefits of a classical education long after leaving school by reading wisely and well; Esther Lightcap Meek, on belief, doubt, certainty, authority, and how knowledge (of God and other matters) is acquired, sustained, and properly recognized; John Shelton Lawrence, on how John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Superman, and the governor of California all embody a great American myth; and Ralph C. Wood, on the disappointing discrepancies between Peter Jackson's films and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.