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Dr. Hake

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Dr. Hake chairs the Department of Classical Liberal Arts and directs the Literature major at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. He teaches a variety of literature courses, including Western Lit I and II in the core, and Selected Works of Charles Dickens and American Literature and Poetry in the upper division. He was a college professor/missionary for many years in Taiwan, and more recently launched Rivendell Study Center. His interests, in addition to literature and reading, include language learning, sailing, and backpacking. He has been married a LONG time, has nine children, and MANY grandchildren. He is inviting young people to prepare themselves for a Christian Renaissance: www.christianrenaissance.org.

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Courses taught by Dr. Hake

Great Books (Literature) by Dr. Hake supplies your student with an advanced literature study of the first portion of The Great Books of the Western World (a fifty four volume set published by Britannica). During these semesters, not every word of every volume will be read, but many different authors will be read in enough depth and breadth to thoroughly acquaint students with their unique contribution to the great conversation that is western culture.

Great Books with Dr. Hake Part Two: In this second course studying The Great Books of the Western World (a fifty-four volume set published by Britannica), Dr. Hake supplies your students with an advanced, thought-provoking literature study. During these semesters, not every word of every volume will be read, but many different authors will be read in enough depth and breadth to thoroughly acquaint students with their unique contribution to the great conversation that is western culture.

Christian Values in J.R.R. Tolkien by Dr. Hake supplies your student with an advanced literature study of six of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and an important biography of Mr. Tolkien. There are discussion questions in the form of weekly written assignments for the student to complete, along with one-page journal entries, two short papers, and, at the conclusion of the course, a longer paper (ten to twelve pages). If this course is taken in full, completing all reading assignments, written assignments, and both the long and short papers, the course is worth a minimum of .5 language arts credit. If the student explores this course in depth and spends approximately 180 hours completing this course (two hours per day for eighteen weeks or one hour per day for thirty-six weeks), it is worth one high school credit in language arts. As always, please check your own state’s academic requirements.

Selected Works of Charles Dickens: This advanced literature course studies the motivations of author Charles Dickens, his development as an author, and the themes of several of his major works. There are discussion questions in the form of weekly written assignments for the student to complete, along with one-page journal entries and a ten-page final paper.

Worldviews in Literature: This course examines worldviews and how they manifest themselves in literature. This advanced literature study will look at how authors have answered the “big questions” of philosophy. There are discussion questions in the form of weekly written assignments for the student to complete, along with one-page journal entries and a ten-page final paper. If this course is taken in full, completing all reading assignments and written assignments, the course is worth a minimum of .5 language arts credit. If the student explores this course in depth and spends approximately 180 hours completing this course (two hours per day for eighteen weeks or one hour per day for thirty-six weeks), it is worth one high school credit in language arts. As always, please check your own state’s academic requirements.