Christian Wisdom

A Master Level Certificate in Christian Wisdom — Learn from many of history’s most inspired and inspiring Christian thinkers

30 total credits to include 21 credits from the Wisdom classes listed below. The other 9 credits may be taken from writing classes, independent studies, or approved transfer classes

Prerequisite: The Holy Bible. Familiarity with Psalms, Proverbs, the Prophets, the Gospels, Epistles, and Revelation

Classes consist of reading, submitting written work in response to the reading, and consulting by email with the professor. 


Christian Wisdom: Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love and Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing,; Blaise Pascal’s Pensees; F.C. Coppleston’s Aquinas

Modern Christian Thinkers: Includes C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce; and Dallas Willlard’s Hearing God and The Spirit of the Disciplines

Transformative Fiction: Feodor Dostoyevski’s The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment, Flannery O’Connor’s stories; Graham Greene’s, The Power and the Glory

Deep Devotion: The Way of the Pilgrim; The Practice of the Presence of God; Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers;The Philokalia ; J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

Poetry: Includes poetry by William Blake, Sor Juana de la Cruz, John Donne, King David, Francis Thompson

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