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Certificate in Christian and Classical Studies

Certificate in Christian and Classical Studies

Program Description

The Certificate in Christian and Classical Studies is an 18-credit certificate that covers the “Classical studies” curriculum featured in the Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) program.

Who is it for?

Everyone with a passion for the Bible and the Great Books that helped shape Western, Christian civilization and thought.

This curriculum is indispensable for educators across the spectrum – private and public schools, Christian and Classical academies, home school instructors and professional tutors.

You will engage in what scholars and philosophers have referred to as “The Great Conversation,” a dialogue among some of the sharpest minds and noblest ideas of the past 2,500 years.

Topics covered include:

  • Education, Justice and Social Order from Plato’s Republic
  • Ethics, Virtue and Community from Aristotle
  • God’s sovereign preparation of the Hellenized world to receive the Gospel as read by the Greeks, including Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles.
  • Natural law and apologetics from Thomas Aquinas
  • Worship and reflections on God from Augustine and Bernard of Clairvaux
  • The Christian imagination from Dante, Milton, and Shakespeare
  • And much, much more!

Admission to Program

Application to the Certificate program at Knox is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or beyond. Interested students should contact us using our online inquiry form. The admission requirements include a completed application, application fee, transcripts from all previous institutions attended, personal testimony, and a pastoral reference.

Core Curriculum


Classic Epic Literature 3 Credit Hours
Classic Tragic Literature 3 Credit Hours
Classic Comic Literature 3 Credit Hours
Classic Lyric Literature 3 Credit Hours
History of Science 3 Credit Hours
Philosophical Foundations 3 Credit Hours
Pedagogical Practices 3 Credit Hours
Classic Arts and Culture 3 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS (pick any six courses)18 CREDIT HOURS


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Knox Theological Seminary is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Knox is an approved provider of college credit and continuing education (CEU) courses. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers in Christian and classical schools. Inquire for more information!

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Knox offers four other Certificate Programs that can jump-start your theological education and hep train you for a lifetime of effective gospel ministry.

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