Just as science is the study of God’s creation, humanities is the study of God’s providence in human history. At Wilson Hill Academy, we do not approach humanities simply as a study of what man has done; we approach the study of all aspects of human history as a revelation of what God has accomplished and what he is revealing about himself. Thus, we study art, literature, philosophy, culture, politics and economics in our humanities courses, not only to learn more about ourselves but also (and ultimately) to learn about God and his redemptive purpose in history.
The starting point and framework for learning in each humanities course is the biblical worldview as established in God’s Word. As we consider and discuss questions concerning the nature of God, of man, of creation, of good, evil and salvation as expressed variously in Western culture since antiquity, we do not begin with ourselves or some vague position of neutrality but with the Bible. Through our humanities courses, students are taught to be learners, to attend closely to key developments in history, to delight in beautiful, good and true stories and poetry, to see the central place of art and language in a culture, and ultimately to learn how to think biblically about each of these things.