Societies have an intellectual hierarchy reflected in their academic hierarchy that exhibit their scale of concepts and values. There are basically three groups of intellectual disciplines: the study of divinity (theology), the humanities, and the sciences. There are six possible ways of ordering these three, which shows the intellectual state of a society.
(1) Theology, humanities, sciences: This is the medieval and Renaissance order.
(2) Theology, sciences, humanities: This is the early modern order, which is deistic with scientific realism.
(3) Humanities, theology, sciences: This is the conservative Catholic order, which is humanistic and traditionalist.
(4) Humanities, sciences, theology: This is the liberal Catholic order, which is humanistic with scientific realism.
(5) Sciences, theology, humanities: This is the conservative Protestant order, which is scientistic with theological realism.
(6) Sciences, humanities, theology: This is the late modern order, which is scientistic and humanistic.
Order number (1) is the proper one because it places the highest truth (God) first, then humanity second, then the world after these are properly understood.