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.
Can Superheroes be “spiritual”? In this fun and powerfully-presented course, learn how Superman, Batman, Spider-man, and the Green Lantern teach us about the Catholic Faith (and the heresies that have opposed it) — and get excited about the connection between cultural fun and theology!
Can Superman, Batman, Spider-man and Green Lantern teach us about the Catholic Faith and the heresies that have opposed it? You bet they can! In this fun summer class, we will study the mythical meanings of super hero stories and the various heresies that the different heroes can illustrate for us.
Superman, the World’s First Superhero
Superman and the heresy of Docetism
Batman – A glimpse of the many faces of Batman over the years
Batman and the heresy of Arianism
Spider-man, the reluctant hero
Super heroes, secret identities and the Two Natures of Christ
Green Lantern and the Heresy of Pelagianism
Course materials: Super Heroes Can’t Save You by Todd Miles – ISBN-10 : 1462750796
ISBN-13: 978-1462750795 (https://amzn.to/3casaoM)
Homework: Daily assignments will consist of computer-generated quizzes for immediate feedback and brief reflections or essay answers graded by Mr. O’Brien. Homework should take no more than one hour per day outside of class time.