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{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“ed530e6a-b8bd-4c99-9e1a-e7804f1e569d”],”srcRootClientId”:””}In this brief course, Dr. Stephen Turley traces and explains the tradition of the enduring transcendental ideals of truthgoodness, and beauty. If truth, goodness, and beauty are cornerstones of the classical tradition of education, then classical educators should know more about their origin, purpose, historical development, and present-day relevance.

This course follows the text Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness & Beauty, published by Classical Academic Press. The video lectures in this course will follow the table of contents in this book. We highly recommend purchasing the text for reference throughout the course.



Steve Turley (PhD, Durham University) is a theologian, social theorist, classical Christian educator, and prize-winning classical guitarist. He is the author of The Ritualised Revelation of the Messianic Age: Washings and Meals in Galatians and 1 Corinthians and Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness & Beauty. Steve blogs on the church, society and culture, education, and the arts at He is a faculty member at Tall Oaks Classical School in New Castle, DE, where he teaches theology, Greek, and rhetoric, and is a professor of fine arts at Eastern University. Steve lectures at universities, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His research and writings have appeared in such journals as Christianity and Literature, Calvin Theological Journal, First Things, Touchstone, and The Chesterton Review. He and his wife, Akiko, have four children and live in Newark, DE, where they together enjoy fishing, gardening, and watching Duck Dynasty marathons.

To obtain a certification credit for this course, simply complete each presentation lesson or discussion in the course (by marking it complete or by taking the quiz) and then also take the certification test at the end of the course. The quizzes are designed to ensure that you have understood the essential content of each presentation, and they can be taken more than once if necessary. The cumulative certification test at the end of the course is given as a pass/fail test and requires that you upload one or more essays demonstrating your understanding of the course. (Please note that essays are simply evaluated by word count.) When you have completed the course, a certificate that you can print or email will become available within “My Courses” (accessible under “Courses” in the main menu when you are signed in as an active subscriber).

We recommend previewing the essay question within the end of course test before starting the course. This will help in guiding your note taking as you progress through the course. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for essay submissions to be reviewed.

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 24 Topics
  • 9 Quizzes
  • 0.67 Credit
  • 4.05 Hours
  • Course Certificate