Course Registration No. REL-020


A one-semester course, worth five high school credits. An introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica in A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft and The One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost.  Alongside the introduction to this great saint, we will explore Church history from the collapse of the Carolingian empire to the Treaty of Westphalia (ninth to seventeenth centuries) using The Didache Series' The History of the Church (Chs. 8-14 this semester).
       The feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students, is January 28th.



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    A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of Saint Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica

    • Author: Peter Kreeft
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1993. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898704383        978-0898704389
    • Supplier: Retail or

    162 pages

    One-Minute Aquinas

    • Author: Kevin Vost
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Sophia Institute Press, 2014. Print.
    • ISBN: 1622821580        978-1622821587
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    Paperback; 304 pages.

    The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

    • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
    • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
    • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
    • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum

    Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website.


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