Angel Adams Parham speaks with John Johnson, co-founder and executive director of the Albertus Magnus Institute (AMI). The AMI is a new, innovative learning community dedicated to liberal arts education focused on great books and great texts, rooted in the Catholic Intellectual tradition. Seminars are taught by the highest caliber teachers and scholars at no cost to participants, who are called fellows. Rather than tuition or fees, the AMI encourages fellows to contribute what they can to support the work. Johnson has a philosophy degree from St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA, and a Master’s degree in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA, where his studies focused on the beatific epistemology of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has spoken at Catholic retreats and events across the country and lives in California with his wife and four children.