25 August 2010

Welcoming the Champions of Western Culture

For the past few years, I've been working away on my Master of Liberal Arts degree at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. I have to say, some of the best discussions about the fundamentals and classics of western culture that I've ever had have been had in the various classes there. One of the things that I want to do is help raise awareness that there is this program here in middle Alabama; there are precious few Great Books-based masters programs in the United States. What's more, this program is at once very committed to the great classics of western culture, has an obviously Christian foundation, and--perhaps most importantly right now for those thinking of further academic study--is extremely affordable.

To the end of advertising the MLA program, and letting people see the kind of first-rate thinking and discussion going on inside it, we are starting a new blogging community at Champions of Western Culture. The goal is to get the professors, the students, and the alumni of the program all involved in an online version of the 'great conversation.' Visitors are, of course, graciously welcomed to participate as well. In addition to this, we are providing on the site links to various internet resources that are invaluable to anyone studying classics, the western tradition, or is just looking to expand their field of knowledge to include the classical and Christian world.

There's a link to the new blog in the sidebar. Please don't hesitate to check it frequently. I have a feeling there is going to be some great stuff on there.

2 comments:

Arsenios said...

You make me wish I was back at college. I think I would have benefited greatly from this course. My own English classes were rather poor, at least most of them. I did really like my Shakespeare professor though. If you're involved in the discussions, I'm sure they will be very profitable.

Justinian said...

I rather disliked my English courses as an undergraduate; the way literature is taught today is a shame (and a sham). This program is very good, and I've enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for the compliment, my friend! Totally undeserved, but much appreciated! God be with you.