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

CLASSICAL PROTESTANTISM

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

Certificate in

Classical Protestantism

1 year | 36 credits

M.LITT. IN classical Protestantism

M.Litt.

Standard Track

2 year | 72 Credits

M.Litt.

Pastoral Ministry Track

3 Year | 78 Credits+Practicum
FACE-TO-FACE

RESIDENTIAL COURSES

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.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

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

Adam, M.Litt Student
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“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
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“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
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“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
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“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

2022-2023 CALENDAR

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

michaelmas term (fall)

September 26 – December 10, 2022

Hilary term (winter)

January 9 – March 18, 2023

Trinity Term (Spring)

April 10 – June 17, 2023

Summer term

July 3 – August 26, 2023

tUITION AND COST

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

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 2022-2023 Course Catalog for complete listings.

Winter Term 2023

CURRENT COURSES

Course listings and options vary by term.

CORE

Introduction to Protestant Moral Theology

Join Dr. Brad Littlejohn and Tim Jacobs in gaining a right understanding of the meaning of sola Scriptura and the use of moral reason in classical Protestantism.

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PHILOSOPHY

The Nietzche Seminar I

Join Colin Redemer in exploring what Nietzche’s insights into philosophy and human psychology can offer the Christian who finds himself in modernity’s midst.

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DOGMATICS

Impassibility and the Passions of God

Join Ryan Hurd in an considering how theologians must say at once that God is not passible and that God has many passions.

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BIBLE

Exodus and the Shape of Biblical Narrative

Join Dr. Alastair Roberts in a study of the story of the Exodus from Egypt and its gravitational pull upon the rest of the scriptural narrative.

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CHRISTIAN HISTORY

The Theological World of the Nicene Controversy (325-407)

Join Dr. Matthew Hoskin in exploring explore the theology of the supporters of orthodox Christianity from the Council of Nicaea to the death of John Chrysostom.

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy for Theology

Join Dr. Joe Minich in an introduction to the philosophical grammar that God’s people have found useful throughout the ages in grasping the content of their faith.

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REFORMED/PRESBYTERIAN STUDIES

History of American Presbyterianism

Join Dr. Michael Lynch in tracing the story of how Presbyterianism, beginning in the Old World, adapted and survived in the New World.

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LITERATURE

Prudentius, Father of Christian Poetics

Join Dr. Anthony Cirilla in a study of how a foundational writer and author of beloved hymns teaches us to incorporate poetics into faith.

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ANGLICAN STUDIES

Thirty-Nine Articles

Join Rev. Dr. Jady Koch in a study of the history, formation, and theology of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, a robust statement of reformed catholic faith.

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LANGUAGE COURSES

Language Courses

Study the ancient languages of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew using modern pedagogy with our partners at the Ancient Language Institute.

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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

MEET OUR FACULTY

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.