The Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization aims to cultivate the minds and improve the lives and communities of its members through guided critical reading and discussion of the perennial truths found within the great books of the Western intellectual tradition. The canon of texts explored in our lectures, seminars, and tutorials resides within the disciplines of theology, philosophy, literature, music, art, and classical languages, each of which contains its own distinct mode of vision and knowing. The vision and knowledge of the great poets, scholars, and artists of the West provide foundational insights into beauty, goodness, and truth that are studied with love and passed down from tutor to student in a learning environment that is leisurely yet exhaustive.

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The objectives of the Walsingham Society will be accomplished by achieving two goals, one educational and the other practical.

Educational Mission

2011 — 2012

  1. to provide lectures, seminars, and tutorials in the disciplines of theology, philosophy, literature, music, art, and classics to professionals in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, education, and business.
  2. to provide seminars and tutorials in the trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric in summer programs to young students who are preparing to enter undergraduate studies.
  3. to provide a post-graduate year of studies after high school for students wanting preparation for undergraduate studies.
  4. to provide educational tours of the art and architecture of the great cities of the West; beginning with Rome, Athens, and Oxford.

2012 – 2014

  1. a graduate school in the humanities with a single core curriculum, which grants masters and doctoral level degrees in the disciplines of theology, philosophy, literature, and classics
  2. to allow our fellows to do independent scholarship and publish through a Walsingham Society press.

Practical Mission:

  1. to provide a Walsingham Society house containing lecture halls, classrooms, dorm rooms, library, and a members club in all the major metropolitan areas of North America, Europe, and Asia
  2. to provide at least six salaried fellows in the disciplines of theology, philosophy, literature, music, art, and classics for each Walsingham Society house
  3. to provide a limited amount of administrative staff for each Walsingham Society house.

“Remember the days of old, think upon every generation: ask thy father, and he will declare to thee: thy elders and they will tell thee.” Deuteronomy 32:7.