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John Amos Comenius: Inciting the Millennium through Educational Reform

Department of History, Political Science, and Religious Studies, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI 53186, USA
Academic Editors: Scott E. Hendrix and Marina Montesano
Religions 2021, 12(11), 1012; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12111012
Received: 6 September 2021 / Revised: 19 October 2021 / Accepted: 5 November 2021 / Published: 17 November 2021
Comenius is considered by many scholars to be the father of modern education, a title that he has thoroughly earned. His ideas about universal education for all children foreshadowed modern pedagogical developments, and he dedicated more than forty years of his life to reforming education and society. The question guiding this research was: Why was Comenius so dedicated to reform efforts, and why were his ideas about education so peculiar for his time? Through a review of existing scholarship and Comenius’ own writing, namely the Labyrinth, Didactic, and the Orbis Pictus, it became clear that Comenius was inspired by the millenarian ideology prevalent during the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries in Europe as well as the effects that the turbulence of the seventeenth century had on his own life. These factors also led Comenius to believe that educational reform was the key to unlocking Pansophy, which would incite the Millennium, the golden age of peace and prosperity that would precede the second coming of Christ and the final judgement of God. View Full-Text
Keywords: Comenius; Millennium; education; reform; Great Didactic; Orbis Pictus Comenius; Millennium; education; reform; Great Didactic; Orbis Pictus
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Dent, R.A. John Amos Comenius: Inciting the Millennium through Educational Reform. Religions 2021, 12, 1012. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12111012

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