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 25 – December 9, 2023
January 8 – March 16, 2024
April 8 – June 15, 2024
July 1 – August 24, 2024
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 Joshua Shaw in a careful reading of I & II Corinthians. Students will explore how this rich apostolic epistle turns license and division into liberty and unity.
Join Ryan Hurd and study the mercy of God, to whom alone always being merciful is proper. Students will will consider the “divine name” of mercy.
Dr. Alastair Roberts will consider ways that the transformed material realities of the modern world have altered both how we understand ourselves as male and female, as well as how sexual relations are practiced and conceptualized more broadly
Join Charles Carman on an introduction to the texts, places, history, and traditions of Middle Eastern Christianity.
Join Dr. Joseph Minich as he seeks to explicate the relationship between philosophical discourse and being a philosopher..
Join Tim Jacobs on an introduction to the thought of Aristotle. The course will feature a close examination of Aristotle’s texts, touching on ethics, politics, the soul, and the structure of the universe.
Dr. Matthew Hoskin will lead students on an exploration of Christian worship of the Triune God in the earliest centuries both in terms of space and in terms of ritual.
Join Dr. Michael Lynch for a fuller perspective on why the Reformation was necessary, what aspects of Christendom it did and did not seek to change, and the lasting legacy it left.
Join Jim Pocta as he explores how good Biblical counseling seeks the glory of God and goodness for the counseled, offering deliverance from the bondage of sin and its tentacles..
Join Dr. Nathaniel Keane as he explores the polity that emerged in the Church of England during the long reformation and modifications of that polity in other Anglican churches.
Colin Redemer will lead a study on the intersections of law, ethics, and metaphysics through the lenses of three towering figures: Plato, Thomas Aquinas, and Richard Hooker.
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.