Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

“It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!”

The best authors open our eyes to truths that we would otherwise miss. They teach us to see the world anew and to catch the importance of things that are lost in our daily routine.

Charles Dickens had this gift, and A Christmas Carol is one of his best expressions of it. 

This Christmas, we invite you to join Professor Dwight Lindley as he leads us through the mysterious world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas, and Tiny Tim in our newest online course, “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

The course includes six lectures, each approximately 30 minutes long. You will receive a certificate for the course by completing the lectures and short quizzes. You can also access supplementary Q and A videos, study guides, and a discussion board. The best part is that you can do all of this at your own pace and in a manner that best fits your schedule.

By taking this course, you’ll learn profound lessons from the Ghosts of Christmas, explore the true meaning of Christmas through Scrooge’s surprising encounters, and discover how to open yourself to life’s many joys and blessings.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the beauty of Christmas by enrolling in “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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What students say

This course pulls you deeper into a book you thought you knew well and provides background and insight that greatly enriches this powerful ghost story. I completed it in one morning. It was so compelling that like a good book, I couldn't put it down.

– Lisa

This course shows us the artistry of Dickens as he narrates this "ghost" story, drawing our attention to certain phrases that the author repeats for dramatic effect, and noting how the ghosts arrive on time, late, and early.  I very much appreciate the music that we hear as the teacher speaks to us.

– Fr. Mark

Professor Dwight Lindley does a fantastic job teaching this course! He's enthusiastic, energetic and seems to love the story himself, which really makes it enjoyable! I'm thinking about Charles Dickens and his story, "A Christmas Carol", in new ways and with deeper meaning!

– Janice