A Master Level Certificate in Christian Wisdom — Learn from many of history’s most inspired and inspiring thinkers.
30 total credits to include 21 credits from the Wisdom classes listed below. The other 9 credits may be taken from our electives or approved transfer classes.
Prerequisite: Modest familiarity with the Holy Bible or consent of professor.
Classes consist of reading, submitting written work in response to the reading, and consulting by email with the professor.
Timeless Wisdom: Selections from Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love and Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing; Blaise Pascal’s Pensees; F.C. Coppleston’s Aquinas
Wise People of the Modern Era: Includes C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce; Dallas Willlard’s Hearing God and The Spirit of the Disciplines; and Brian Zahnd’s Beauty Will Save the World
Fiction Truer Than Fact: Includes Feodor Dostoyevski’s The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment, Flannery O’Connor’s stories; Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory; and J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
Deep Devotion: The Way of the Pilgrim; The Practice of the Presence of God; Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers; and The Philokalia
Inspired Poetry: Includes poems by William Blake, Sor Juana de la Cruz, John Donne, King David, Christina Rossetti, Francis Thompson, Julia Ward Howe, T.S. Eliot, Gerard Manly Hopkins
Awakenings and Memoir: Includes Thomas Merton’s The Seven Story Mountain and St. Augustine’s Confessions
The Bible as Literature: Biblical stories, poetry and other forms as exemplary works of literature