I am looking for a word or phrase that could describe someone who has spent a lot of time learning some form of wisdom, yet the word or phrase must reflect the fact that the person writing the description does not believe that wisdom to be truly enlightening.
In short, I'm looking for the equivalent of the following sentence, but without the need for scare quotes:
She has spent time growing "wise" from their writings.
Target sentence (which can include prepositions or other words aside from the line if necessary):
"She has spent time _____ing their writings."