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Class Description
Wednesday, 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM
History of Christianity  
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Students should be able to read and write at a high school level.  Familiarity with world history is recommended but not required.
Cost:  $240 tuition per year, paid in four $60 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year, paid in one $40 payment
Cost Details:  Includes 'History of Christianity Reader'
Text:  1) Michael Collins & Matthew Price, The Story of Christianity, ISBN: 0789446057
2) Eusebius, The Church History, ISBN: 9780825433283
3) Athanasius, On the Incarnation, ISBN: 1948648245
4) The Rule of St. Benedict, ISBN: 0385009488
5) Other texts TBD
Description: This class covers the history of the Christian church, from the Pentecost to the middle of the 20th century.  Along the way we'll examine the early church, the seven ecumenical councils, the Great Schism between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, the age of scholasticism, the Protestant Reformation, and the rise of modernism.  The overarching framework of the class will be provided by The Story of Christianity, co-written by a Protestant minister and a Catholic priest.  This will be fleshed out with primary sources from Eusebius, Athanasius, Augustine, St. Benedict, Aquinas, Luther, Wesley, and others.  Students will read and analyze these texts, identify key events, people and places in the history of the Church, and debate the key theological doctrines at the heart of various councils and schisms.  Students should expect 3 hours of homework each week.  This class is equivalent to one high school credit of world history, though parents can treat it as an English credit instead.
 
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