Wisdom

WE NOW OFFER BOTH THE MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE AND THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES IN CHRISTIAN WISDOM.

THE MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM 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. **

SOME OF OUR CLASSES:

Timeless Wisdom: Soren Kierkegaard’s Provocations and Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing; Blaise Pascal’s Pensees; Essential Thomas Aquinas. Wisdom 502  

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. Wisdom 503. Syllabus available.

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. Wisdom 504

Deep Devotion: The Way of the Pilgrim; The Practice of the Presence of God; Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers; and The Philokalia. Wisdom 505

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. Wisdom 506

Awakenings and Memoir: Includes Thomas Merton’s The Seven Story Mountain and St. Augustine’s Confessions. Wisdom 507

Student Created Class:: Offers the student an opportunity to pursue wisdom of his or her choosing, with professor approval. Wisdom 508

The Bible as Literature: Biblical stories, poetry and other forms as exemplary works of literature. Wisdom 509

* Although traditional fifteen to eighteen week semesters do not apply to our classes, we use the standard semester/hour requirement of at least 40 hours of applied study for each credit, or 120 hours for each three credit class.

** Our classes are about reading and writing. As a general rule, we consider each ten pages of reading to equal one semester hour, and each 250 word page of writing to equal 2 semester hours.

*** General Electives can be college classes, credits earned through exam such as CLEP, or credit for life experience, which is explained on a handout we will send upon request.