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Theology 11 - Beta

Apologetics and Church History I

Grade Eleven Theology covers Church History from the Council of Nicea to the Counter Reformation, focusing on the development of doctrine. The Course is divided into four quarters with each focusing on a particular period and its doctrinal controversies and developments. The original writings of those engaged in these controversies and developments will be our guide.

Course Description

The first quarter of the course focuses on the late patristic period from the First Council of Nicea in 325 to the Second Council of Nicea in 787. The second quarter of the course examines developments through the Carolingian Period to the beginning of the High Middle Ages. The third quarter of the course focuses on the high Middle Age with special emphasis on the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. The fourth quarter of the course will take us into the Catholic Counter Reformation.

Throughout the course, we will also be studying the contents of Catholic Apologetics by Fr. John Laux. The lessons in that text have been arranged to match up thematically with the other readings. Relevant sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church have been assigned as well.

This course aims to help the student to be able to "give a reason for the hope that is in you," by studying the scriptural and rational bases that support Catholic doctrine and practice; gain exposure to the writings of great saints and theologians who have had a significant impact on the development of Catholic thought; study the organic development of the Church's teaching; become familiar with the early Fathers and their works, particularly as they contributed to the unfolding of Catholic Doctrine and Sacred Tradition; and apply Christian principles faithfully as a result of studying and understanding the living tradition of the Church, and seeking the intercession of saints of the period.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit will have four major assignments each semester.  Two of those four assignments will be paper topic essays, and the other 2 may also be essays, but could instead include other types of creative projects, oral presentations, or other appropriate assignments pertinent to the course.  Additionally, core students should also expect to have daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, and exams as assigned by their parent. 

All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts
  • Catholic Apologetics, Fr. John Laux, M.A.

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liberia Editrice Vaticana & U.S. Catholic Conference

  • The Holy Bible, standard version (hard-bound and soft-bound editions available)

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Optional physical copies available for purchase for the following under the Theology 11 "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore (digital copies are provided with the self-paced course):

  • Church History II and Apologetics Reader, Kolbe Academy Press

  • Church History II/Apologetics Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Press

Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

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Course Details:

 

Section Number

SPT-11THEO-BETA

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (11th)

Video Presenter

Mr. Bellamy

Tuition

$399

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (Theology)

Transcript Designation

K

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Era of Christendom
Literature of Christendom

Online Companion Courses

Era of Christendom
Literature of Christendom
Classical Rhetoric 

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Honors
(H) level for an additional $69.

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