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Christendom | Live Flipped Classroom (2018-2019)/ month for 6 months
Old Western Culture: Christendom
Old Western Culture: Christendom is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: Early Medievals, The Defense of the Faith, The Medieval Mind, and The Reformation. In this “flipped-classroom” approach, students learn from the award-winning Old Western Culture video-centric curriculum, and then meet for live discussion each week with an instructor. As an integrated humanities curriculum, Christendom explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.
Credits: 3 (English, Literature, and History).
Instructor: Scott Postma
Recitation Time: Friday, 11:00 am –12:20 p.m. PST
Price: $600 for instruction | Full academic year.
Old Western Culture: Christendom class materials are not included with the live class, but can be purchased separately here.
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Christendom through Schola Classical Tutorials (2018-2019)$500.00
Old Western Culture: Christendom is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: Early Medievals, The Defense of the Faith, The Medieval Mind, and The Reformation. In this “flipped-classroom” approach, students learn from the award-winning Old Western Culture video-centric curriculum, and then meet for live discussion each week with Wesley Callihan. As an integrated humanities curriculum, Christendom explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.
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Christendom: Defense of the Faith
Christendom: Defense of the Faith,Scholasticism in the High Middle Ages, immerses students into one of the most misunderstood periods of history. Start by learning about Anselm's theological defense of the faith as he explains his ontological argument for the existence of God. Through Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, learn about the background to the Crusades. Finally, learn about the Crusades themselves, both the good, and the bad. Don't miss the harrowing tales of Vikings escaping Constantinople and knights fighting for the faith!Select options
Christendom: Early Medievals
Christendom: Early Medievals, The Growth of European Christianity, introduces students to life in the Middle Ages from a Christian perspective. Students will read about the military exploits of the Eastern Roman Empire under the emperor Justinian as chronicled by Procopius, the last great historian of the Roman world. Learn how the development of monasticism preserved learning and culture after the fall of the Roman Empire, contrary to Enlightenment assumptions. Learn about the central role that Irish Christianity played in the spread of the gospel through the lives of St. Patrick, Bede, and others. Enjoy the timeless tales of Beowulf, Alfred and Great, and the origins of Arthurian legend that have shaped the Anglo-Saxon imagination for centuries.
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Christendom: The Medieval Mind
Christendom: The Medieval Mind begins by guiding students through the basics of Thomas Aquinas' Compendium, introducing students to the medieval mindset which greatly influenced later theologians and philosophers. With this foundation, students embark on a journey through Dante's conception of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in The Divine Comedy, exploring medieval concepts of guilt, atonement, beauty, and the cosmos. Meet many classic characters from the Greeks to Dante's present day as Dante uses his allegory to explore human nature, as well as the politics of his day.Select options
Christendom: The Reformation
Christendom: The Reformation: Post Tenebras Lux, introduces students to the great minds of the Reformation: John Calvin, Martin Luther, Thomas Cranmer, and Erasmus. But a study of this tumultuous period of history would be sorely lacking without a thorough understanding of the historical setting of the Reformation. Wesley Callihan and Dr. Chris Schlect team up to lay a solid foundation for understanding the origins and struggles of the Reformation, as well as its theology and influence. Students will read part of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, as well as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Spenser’s Faerie Queene.Select options
Old Western Culture Workbooks
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Old Western Culture: Christendom
Old Western Culture: Christendom is a full-year literature and history curriculum for high school students (and above). Hosted by storyteller and veteran teacher Wesley Callihan and other classical educators, learn about the greatest and most influential works in Western Civilization. Learn about St. Benedict, Charlemagne, and Alfred the Great in the first unit, Early Medievals. Discover the real story behind the Crusades in the second unit, The Defense of the Faith. Travel through through Dante's Divine Comedy in the third unit, The Medieval Mind. And finally, sit down with John Calvin and other Reformers and learn about the Reformation in the final unit, The Reformation.
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