looking to go deeper
looking to be sharpened
looking to gain wisdom
looking to lay foundations
Davenant Hall advances and renews Christian wisdom for the digital age. Launched in 2019, our classes allow students to work through classic texts alongside expert guides, developing a firm grasp of God’s Word and his world grounded in the classical Protestant tradition. We offer affordable 10-week courses in the treasures of Scripture, Christian doctrine, and the rich intellectual tradition through which they have flowed down over the centuries–even to the present day.
Classes are held over Zoom for 2 hours each week. Students can audit, enroll in our Certificate or M.Litt degree programs, or mix-and-match courses on a for-credit or auditing basis.
Residential intensives and discipleship weeks at our Davenant House property in the Blue Ridge Mountains are a key component of the M.Litt program, and open for anyone else to attend.
Admissions are on a rolling basis; enroll at any point in the academic year.
September 26 – December 10, 2022
January 9 – March 18, 2023
April 10 – June 17, 2023
July 3 – August 26, 2023
Enroll in individual classes on an Auditor basis: readings, live class participation, but no graded assignments.
Register for individual classes on a for-credit basis, and you can later on apply them toward a Certificate or Degree.
Apply to take for-credit courses toward our Certificate or M.Litt in Classical Protestantism. (Full time students receive a tuition discount per class, and can receive a significant further discount by paying per year in advance.)
Course listings and options vary by term.
Join Dr. Brad Littlejohn for a comprehensive exploration of the Reformation and its lasting legacy on the modern world.
Join Colin Redemer and Tim Jacobs in a study of Aristotle’s Organon, the collection of his five works on logic which birthed medieval scholasticism and systematic theology.
Join Ryan Hurd in an examination the doctrine of holy Scripture in the early modern period, particularly through the lens of the theologian Franciscus Junius.
Join Dr. Alastair Roberts in an investigation of Scripture’s teaching on the two sexes, drawing from its narratives, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, symbol, and letters.
Join Dr. Matthew Hoskin in exploring St. Augustine of Hippo’s famous apologia for Christianity, On the City of God Against the Pagans.
Join Dr. Joe Minich in an introduction to the ancient model of philosophy as a way of life, a project of attuning the whole of ourselves to the whole of reality as guided by the sanctified mind.
Join Dr. Michael Lynch in a thorough investigation of early modern Reformed expositions of free choice in their theological, philosophical, and historical contexts.
Join Dr. Anthony Cirilla in recapturing the Christian assumptions guiding Wordsworth’s Romantic vision of the relationship between poetics and nature.
Join Samuel Bray and Dr. Nathaniel Keane in an exploration of the famous Book of Common Prayer, central to Anglican identity and practice, including its sources, theology, structure, language, and performance
Davenant Hall students receive a discount on Ancient Language Institute courses! Contact Ryan Hammill at email@example.com to find out more.
New courses will be offered each term in a wide range of topics.
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Here at Davenant Hall, we are seeking to re-imagine the medieval university and the early modern republic of letters for the digital age. By harnessing the new powers of the internet to offer effective and flexible online instruction, and the old practices of in-person fellowship and mentorship to seek wisdom together in community, we are building an army of friends to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century.
At Davenant Hall, our expert faculty members convene classes on their areas of specialization, while rooting them within the broader tradition of Christian thought. This is just one of the ways we are recreating the medieval university for the digital age.