A series of free Catholic short courses presented by the faculty of Ave Maria University seeks to highlight the true, good and beautiful.
In today's fast-paced, information-driven world, we may feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of noise and data. Numbers, facts, opinions, websites, books … we can easily become burned out on the joy of learning. Ave Maria University has a solution: The Pursuit of Wisdom, a series of free online courses presented by the faculty of Ave Maria University that will provide practical wisdom and insights around important topics and themes to help Catholics lead a more inspired, meaningful and joyful life.
Each video course is between one to three hours and broken down for on-the-go inspiration.
Watch “The Pursuit of Wisdom” trailer:
Here is the lineup of Ave Maria professors and the topics they address in today’s initial launch of short courses:
- Dr. Saverio Perugini: “A Catholic Perspective on Computer Science”
- Dr. Samuel Shephard: “Stewarding the Environment”
- Joseph Pearce: “The Genius of J.R.R. Tolkien”
- Dr. Janice Chik Breidenbach: “The Philosophy of Motherhood”
- Dr. Michael Dauphinais: “The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis"
- Dr. James Patterson: “The Wisdom of Fulton Sheen”
The short courses also can be accessed via the free “The Pursuit of Wisdom” app, available to download on major podcasting platforms, such as the App Store, and coming soon on Google Play.
More courses will be available later this year.
“We’re inundated with information everywhere we go,” said Roger Nutt, provost and professor of theology at Ave Maria University. “God desires for our hearts and minds to be filled with wisdom, not information. Our hope with ‘The Pursuit of Wisdom’ short courses is to provide Catholics with edifying content that helps them to joyfully recognize the truth, beauty and goodness we all crave.”
For more information, please visit ThePursuitOfWisdom.org.
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About Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University is a Catholic institution of higher learning located in Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Maria University was established in 2003 as a Catholic university, according to the guidelines of the Code of Canon Law by the Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida. The recognition of Ave Maria University as a Catholic University is granted upon the university’s commitment to continue to be guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and faithfulness to the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Ave Maria University is committed to helping its students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life and grow in their appreciation of truth. The goal of AMU is simple: to build the foundation of a truly Catholic university that forms future generations of truly Catholic men and women faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. For more information about Ave Maria University, please visit www.avemaria.edu.
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