The Love of Learning: In the Media



Since its publication, The Love of Learning has earned the attention and praise of notable media personalities and outlets, including:


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, 2021Read 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, 2021The 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.


The Institute for Humane Studies Webinar – June 25, 2021In 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, 2021In 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 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 recent 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, 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:


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