Christopher Evan Franklin is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Grove City College. He loves to read, teach, discuss, and write on Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Boethius, and the nature of moral and wisdom formation and the role that literature plays in their acquisition. He is married to Rubie Franklin and lives in Grove City with their four children.
Baxter articulates two central features of the Medieval Model: the ordered and iconic nature of reality. Reality is not a chaos waiting for us to impose structure on it or make it what we want; it is rather a cosmos with a nature independent of our wishes, demanding us to conform to it and pointing us back to its Creator.