Since its publication, The Love of Learning has earned the attention and praise of notable media personalities and outlets, including:
Comment Magazine – December 9, 2021 – Comment magazine featured Margarita Mooney Suarez’s article “Why Choose Mystery over Ideology” as the lead piece in their newsletter to all their subscribers.
Reclaiming the Piazza – November 30, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez wrote for the Reclaiming the Piazza blog that mentions The Love of Learning and her article in Comment magazine (“Why Choose Mystery over Ideology”).
Real Clear Policy – November 12, 2021 – Ted McAllister writes in his piece, “The Liberal Arts and a Free Republic”: “In such as high-tech, materialistic, and libidinous age as ours, ‘The Love of Learning’ amounts to a powerful apologia for what is best in our civilization.” Check out the article here.
Radio Free Hillsdale – October 9, 2021 – In an interview on Radio Free Hillsdale, Margarita Mooney Suarez spoke about The Love of Learning and her lectures at Hillsdale College, Michigan. Check out the interview here.
Hillsdale College – October 6, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez gave a lecture at Hillsdale College titled, “Education for Beauty and Wisdom: Experiential Education, Poetic Knowledge and the Soul of the University.”
John Jay Institute – September 16, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez led a John Jay Fellows Program dinner seminar on The Love of Learning and a liberal arts education to 12 students and signed their books (purchased by the John Jay Fellows Program).
The Aquinas Institute at Princeton – September 9, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez led a group seminar on The Love of Learning and a liberal arts education to 25 graduate students and signed their books (purchased by The Aquinas Institute).
CoreBooks at CUNY – August 26, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez addressed 23 NYC community college faculty about The Love of Learning and liberal arts education as part of the CoreBooks at CUNY Professional Development Program.
The Catholic Thing – August 25, 2021 – Francis X. Maier recommends The Love of Learning by Margarita Mooney as “a must-read” and shares why he considers the conversation with Baylor’s Elizabeth Corey to be his favorite.
The Corner at National Review Online – July 30, 2021 – Based on Janna A. Robinson’s review of The Love of Learning, George Leef discusses the importance of the book in, “Do the Liberal Arts Still Have Any Place in Higher Education?” Click here to read more.
The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal – July 30, 2021 – Read the James G. Martin Center’s Jenna A. Robinson‘s wonderful review of The Love of Learning. As she writes, the book offers “a solution for the malaise infecting most modern universities: a radically different vision in which education shapes the body, mind, and soul of the student. Where beauty, reason, and wonder work together to address questions about what it means to be human.”
University of Dallas Engages with The Love of Learning – July 27, 2021 – The Love of Learning was featured on the podcast Liberal Learning for Life at the University of Dallas, a national leader in liberal arts education. You can listen to the conversation with Dr. Mooney Suarez and Dr. Michael West of the University of Dallas at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
Zephyr Institute – July 7, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez led a discussion of The Love of Learning at the Zephyr Institute in Palo Alto, CA. Read event details here.
The Institute for Humane Studies Webinar – June 25, 2021 – In this interview, Margarita Mooney sat down with Institute for Humane Studies senior program officer Bradley Jackson to discuss the seven conversations collected in her book and what they reveal about learning, the moral responsibilities of educators, and the purpose of liberal arts. Click here to watch the interview.
Acton Institute’s Acton Line Podcast – June 23, 2021 – In this interview, Margarita Mooney discusses the purpose of a classical education, its preservation of moral virtue and human goodness, and its place in schools and society. Click here to listen to the interview.
The Witherspoon Institute – June 20, 2021 – Margarita Mooney Suarez led a Witherspoon Institute seminar on The Love of Learning and a liberal arts education to 20 high school girls and signed their books (purchased by The Witherspoon Institute). Check out the event details here.
The Eric Metaxas Radio Show – June 16, 2021 – In this interview, Eric Metaxas discusses Margarita Mooney’s new book, The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts. They discuss the love of learning, the importance of liberal arts education, and the hope that the love of truth brings. Click here to watch the interview.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni Forum– June 16, 2021 – In this article, Nathaniel Urban, ACTA’s Associate Director of Curricular Improvement and Scala alum, discusses Margarita Mooney’s new book, The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts. Nathaniel discusses my conversation with Dr. Roosevelt Montás about Columbia University’s Core Curriculum and the timeless value of the Great Books. Click here to read the article.
The Witherspoon Institute – June 15, 2021 – In their announcement, The Witherspoon Institute highlighted The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts as a timely and necessary read. Click here to see more information.
The Bradley Foundation Summer Reading List – June 9, 2021 – In their summer reading list newsletter, The Love of Learning was featured as a book “that fosters the ideas and knowledge that are central to human flourishing.”
Inside Academe – May 10, 2021 – In this publication by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), Margarita Mooney — Associate Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder and executive director of Scala Foundation — is featured as an example of academic renewal. Read more below:
Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute – May 9, 2021 – In her new book, The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts, Margarita Mooney—Associate Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Scala Foundation—joins in conversation with Elizabeth Corey, Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University and director of its Honors Program. In this excerpt, Corey and Mooney discuss how the liberal arts tradition can help students experience a vision of the good and grow in authentic friendships in which love is connected to a shared pursuit of truth. Click here to read the article.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni Podcast – February 16, 2021 – In this podcast, Margarita Mooney, Associate Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and founder and executive director of Scala Foundation, explores the value and vitality of liberal arts learning in conversation with ACTA’s Nathaniel Urban and President Michael Poliakoff. Listen below: