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.
Continue the study of the Medieval world in this intriguing course that explores the era’s culture and its impact on today. Taught through a Catholic lens, you’ll learn the impact of the Church on society.
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: Reconquista & Crusading
Class 2: The First Crusade
Class 3: The Second and Third Crusades
Class 4: The Fourth and Children’s Crusades
Class 5: The Inquisition
Class 6: Review for Midterm
Class 7: The Universities
Class 8: Mendicant Orders
Class 9: The Sixth Crusade
Class 10: The Flowering of Culture
Class 11: The Medieval Synthesis
Class 12: Review for Final
Course materials: The History of the Church: A Complete Course, by Rev. Peter V. Armenio, ISBN: 9781890177461 (https://amzn.to/3KjydVJ)
Homework: Each week, 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.