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 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.
Join Ryan Hurd in considering the doctrine of Scripture’s twofold sense in the theology of the high medievals and neoscholastics.
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.
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.
Join Dr. Alastair Roberts in guided reflection on two key works of the Apostle John, his Gospel account and the book of Revelation.
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.
Join Colin Redemer in reading and discussing the dialogues written by Plato that give us a virtual conversation with the first philosopher, Socrates.
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.
Join Dr. Michael Lynch and Timon Cline in investigating Richard Baxter’s political thought, drawn from his expansive corpus.
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.
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.