"There is no truth which the history of the ages more clearly demonstrates than this: education unaccompanied by correct moral and religious principle is deficient in its most important element. It will not be denied that the natural tendency of purely intellectual cultivation is favorable to morality. Knowledge gravitates towards virtue as certainly as the planet to the sun"
--Samuel Sterling Sherman
First President of Howard College, now Samford University
Below are a collection of essays from faculty who teach in Samford's Core Texts Program. These writings demonstrate how critical reflection on core texts and ideas enhance our understanding of ourselves and the times in which we live.