Wisdom to change Your Life
Study foundational works of literature, theology, and philosophy in small, seminar-style classes. Students consider the messy questions that contemporary disciplines often set aside, exploring the connections between what we know, how we live, and what we enjoy.
Prospective Students Discover the life of the mind. Get beyond secondary treatments and go straight to the primary texts. Encounter the greatest minds of human history.
Current Students Challenge yourself with stimulating reading and lively Socratic-style seminars. Find information about new courses, offered by some of Baylor's best teachers.
Alumni Continue the dialogue that you began in Great Texts. Connect with GTX alumni who are making their mark in top graduate schools, creative programs, law schools, medical schools and entrepreneurship.
Great Texts is the academic home to some of Baylor’s most dynamic teachers and leading scholars. Influencing conversations in a range of scholarly disciplines, Great Texts faculty have published their research in the world’s best presses—Yale, Cambridge, Notre Dame, Brill, De Gruyter, Routledge, Edinburgh. Great Texts faculty bring their scholarly expertise to life in seminars that actively involve students and initiate them into the life of the mind.
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Olivia Perez Student "Studying Great Texts has provided me with knowledge beyond the traditional classroom." Samuel Still Alumni "My time in studying the Great Texts not only stoked within me a passion to never stop reading and learning, but also helped set my feet more solidly on the ever so challenging pathway of Christian discipleship." Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly Faculty "The Great Texts Program provides that distinctive combination of personal encounter and intellectual apprenticeship by considering the most important questions about how we live. This is why Baylor engineering students, for example, study Great Texts."