REIMAGINING THEOLogical education
For students

looking to go deeper

for pastors

looking to be sharpened

for laypeople

looking to gain wisdom

for educators

looking to lay foundations

About us

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.

Three degree programs in


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.


Certificate in

Classical Protestantism

1 year | 36 credits

M.LITT. IN classical Protestantism


Standard Track

2 year | 72 Credits


Pastoral Ministry Track

3 Year | 78 Credits+Practicum


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.


“Davenant Hall gave me the historic foundation I’d always felt I needed but never could find.”

Adam, M.Litt Student

“As a stay-at-home mother of two young children, I didn’t think I had the time or resources to pursue quality theological education. The ability to audit courses through Davenant Hall has offered the depth of study and scholarship I crave, yet with the flexibility and affordability for all seasons of life.”

Kelsey Gentry, Mom and Lay Leader

“I learned how to read the Bible better, and made a spiritual connection with other believers around the world who want to do the same. It’s something you can do from your home, the instruction is excellent, and it’s affordable. It’s so much better a use of time and technology than many other things we can choose. Anyone with a heart to learn and decent reading skills will benefit!”

Michelle (IL), Layperson

“I’m currently in my fifth Davenant Hall course – that alone should say something! The courses complement what I get at church, and enhance my contributions to church life. It’s almost unbelievable to me that I get access to these Teaching Fellows – the value for what I pay is unfathomable. I cannot foresee a time when I won’t be enrolled at Davenant Hall.”

Sunni (LA), Research Scientist

“I’m absolutely delighted that I made the decision to study at Davenant Hall. Each week, I’m guided toward the most influential theologians and philosophers in the Christian tradition, and supported to understand them by subject experts from around the globe. The fact that I can do this in a way that is both flexible and affordable makes Davenant Hall truly unique.”

Jonny Porter (UK), Teacher
Academic year

2023-2024 CALENDAR

Admissions are on a rolling basis; enroll at any point in the academic year.

michaelmas term (fall)

September 25 – December 9, 2023

Hilary term (winter)

January 8 – March 16, 2024

Trinity Term (Spring)

April 8 – June 15, 2024

Summer term

July 1 – August 24, 2024



Auditing ($225/class)

Enroll in individual classes on an Auditor basis: readings, live class participation, but no graded assignments.

Full course Part-time ($399/class)

Register for individual classes on a for-credit basis, and you can later on apply them toward a Certificate or Degree.

full course Full-time ($275/class)

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.)

Download our 2023-2024 Course Catalog for complete listings.

Michaelmas Term 2023


Course listings and options vary by term.


Natural Law and Scriptural Authority

Join Dr. Brad Littlejohn in exploring how God’s “two books” of nature and Scripture relate to each other and to the Protestant doctrine of sola Scriptura.



Master of the Sacred Page: Senses of Holy Scripture

Join Ryan Hurd in considering the doctrine of Scripture’s twofold sense in the theology of the high medievals and neoscholastics.

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Augustine the Preacher

Join Dr. Matthew Hoskin in studying how Augustine of Hippo opened up the Scriptures with a rhetorician’s skill and a pastor’s heart in his preaching.

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Approaches to Defending the Faith

Join Dr. Joseph Minich in surveying the many approaches to Christian apologetics and considering how to make a persuasive appeal to the whole person about the faith.

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John and Revelation

Join Dr. Alastair Roberts in guided reflection on two key works of the Apostle John, his Gospel account and the book of Revelation.

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Thomas Aquinas Seminar I: The Sentences

Join Ryan Hurd in discovering the richness of Thomas Aquinas’s developing thought in conversation with the fathers as presented and tasked by Lombard in the Sentences.

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Plato Seminar I

Join Colin Redemer in reading and discussing the dialogues written by Plato that give us a virtual conversation with the first philosopher, Socrates.

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Anglican Church History I

Join Gerald Bray in looking at the factors that led to the English Reformation and the key texts and events that gave it its particular shape. 

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Richard Baxter’s Political Theology

Join Dr. Michael Lynch and Timon Cline in investigating Richard Baxter’s political thought, drawn from his expansive corpus. 

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Baptist History I (Europe)

Join Jordan Steffaniak and Jonathan Baddley in an introduction to the origins of English Baptists, focusing especially on Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Language Courses

Davenant Hall students receive a discount on Ancient Language Institute courses! Contact Ryan Hammill at to find out more.

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New courses will be offered each term in a wide range of topics.

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Davenant Distinctives

A New Republic
of Letters

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.

OUR Instructors


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.