This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Register today for this course to go deep into the Medieval world and discover how the Church contributed to daily life and the culture.
In this course, we will strive to inculcate Unity, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Our study of the medieval world will especially manifest the depths of culture and community under the direction of the Gospel. We will see how the Church “took gold from Egypt,” absorbing and Christianizing truth and goodness from Roman, Greek, and Germanic traditions. It advanced the cause of human dignity, curbed warfare, elevated women, protected the weak, and abolished slavery for the first time in human history. Students will develop in themselves something of this great “medieval synthesis” as well as something of the patience of the Church that knows that lasting and meaningful change is only achieved slowly.
Class 1: Collapse of the Roman Empire
Class 2: Rise of Monasticism
Class 3: Conversion of the Barbarians
Class 4: Conversion of the Barbarians (continued)
Class 5: Byzantium
Class 6: Review for Midterm
Class 7: Iconoclasm
Class 8: Charlemagne
Class 9: Eastern Schism
Class 10: Fall of the Carolingian
Class 11: Cluny and Monastic Reforms
Class 12: Review for Final
Course materials: The History of the Church: A Complete Course, by Rev. Peter V. Armenio, ISBN: 978-1890177461 (https://amzn.to/3KjydVJ)
Homework: Each class, students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, and take a short quiz. There is also a midterm and final in this course made up of short answers and multiple choice.