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Theology of the Church

Course: 102

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit



Course Description:

The sophomore theology course begins where the 9th-grade course ends, with an examination of the Church as an outgrowth of Christ’s mission and work. The aim of this course is to answer the questions:  What is the church? Why does it matter to me?  This is a course in ecclesiology rather than a history of the Church, although students will become familiar with the significant persons, issues, and events of Church history.

Textbook/Class Resources:

9780898709452, Chesterton, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis Assisi, Ignatius, 2002

9780898708332, Ignatius Holy Bible, Catholic ed. – R.S.V, Ignatius, 2006

9781621640530, Benedict, Jesus, The Apostles, and the Early Church, Ignatius Press, 2015

9781586176839, St. Augustine, Meconi (ed.), Confessions, Ignatius Press, 2012

9780913382677, Treece, A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe the “Saint of Auschwitz”, Marytown Press, 1993

9780895260383, Woods, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Regnery/Gateway, 2005