Christendom: Defense of the Faith Set

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$128.00

Christendom: Defense of the Faith Reader is a selection of classical and medieval works from the high Middle Ages. It was designed to complement the course of study for Christendom: Defense of the Faith DVD, a unit in the Old Western Culture curriculum.

Defense of the Faith:

  1. Historical Overview of the High Middle Ages
  2. Anselm’s Ontological Argument
  3. Anselm’s Monologium 1
  4. Anselm’s Monologium 2
  5. Anselm’s Why God Became Man 1
  6. Anselm’s Why God Became Man 2
  7. History of the Kings of Britain 1
  8. History of the Kings of Britain 2
  9. The Golden Legend
  10. Historical Overview of the Crusades
  11. The Conquest of Constantinople
  12. The Life of St. Louis

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Depending on the assigned reading from the course Christendom: Defense of the Faith, this reader includes either selections or entire works. 

  • Proslogium, by Anselm of Canterbury
  • Monologium, by Anselm of Canterbury
  • History of the Kings of Britain, by Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • The Golden Legend, by Jacobus de Voragine
  • The Conquest of Constantinople, by Geoffrey de Villehardouin
  • The Life of St. Louis, by Jean de Joinville

Product Description

Set Includes:

Christendom: Defense of the Faith DVD
Christendom: Defense of the Faith Reader
Christendom: Defense of the Faith Workbook

Related Products:

Christendom: The Complete Set

Christendom: Early Medievals Set
Christendom: Defense of the Faith Set
Christendom: Medieval Mind Set
Christendom: The Reformation Set

The Greeks: The Complete Course
The Romans: The Complete Course

WHAT IS “OLD WESTERN CULTURE”?
“Old Western Culture” is a literature curriculum named after a term coined by C.S. Lewis to describe the fabric of ideas that shaped Western Civilization. For centuries, a “Great Books” education lay at the heart of what it meant to be educated. It was the education of the Church Fathers, of the Medieval Church, of the Reformers, and of all the Founding Fathers of the United States.
– It is a CLASSICAL EDUCATION, based on the great books of western civilization.
– It is a CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, which sees the history and literature of the West through the eyes of the Bible and historic Christianity.
– It is an INTEGRATED HUMANITIES CURRICULUM, bringing together literature, history, philosophy, doctrine, geography, and art.
– It is a HOMESCHOOL oriented curriculum, made by homeschoolers with the needs of homeschooled in mind, including flexibility, affordability, and ease-of-use.
We bring a master-teacher into your home and encourage parents to gain an overview of Western Civilization themselves by watching the video lessons with their children.

HOW DOES OLD WESTERN CULTURE WORK? 
Old Western Culture is a video course. It is built around a master teacher, Wes Callihan. With decades of teaching experience, he guides students through the story of Western civilization. The Aeneid contains 12 video lessons (approx 30-40 min each).
Each lesson begins with a brief review before jumping into summary, commentary, analysis, and inter-disciplinary connections of the works covered. After each lesson, students complete the assigned readings and answer comprehension questions in the Student Workbook or online workbook.

WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE WES CALLIHAN?
Wes Callihan is a master story teller! With a remarkable ability to communicate a passion for history and literature, he makes profound ideas accessible, relevant, and interesting. Also known for his distinctive “rabbit trailers,” forays into funny and obscure historical anecdotes, which have a way of showing up at the dinner table. (After all, rabbit trails are “hooks for the imagination and memory.”) Wes Callihan is a true classical scholar, fluent in both Latin and Greek. He lectures only from the notes in the margins of his worn copies of the Great Books. “Meet him” through THIS VIDEO TOUR of his personal library, which doubled as a mini-lecture!

PREREQUISITES 
Old Western Culture is intended for mature and discerning students. We recommend this course for ages 14 and up. The course will deal with mature themes such as paganism, sexual immorality, battle scenes (mostly in actual reading), and classical paintings. Old Western Culture is meant to equip your child with a Biblical lens from which to process these themes. We assume your child has a working knowledge of the Bible and basic Christian doctrine.

CREDITS 
The Historians is 1/2 High School Credit in either literature or history. Each year of Old Western Culture is a double-credit Humanities course which is most commonly broken down into 1 Literature credit and 1 History credit. The double-credit assumes that the student will watch all the videos, read the required reading, answer the daily worksheets, and take 4 exams (one for each unit). This a robust course academically, and requires a fair bit of reading. Wesley Callihan will coach your student on how to approach the reading in the video. The average daily reading load is 30-40 pages.
As an “integrated humanities” course, Old Western Culture will constantly be incorporating history, literature, theology, philosophy, art, and art history, all through the eyes of the Great Books.

 

Additional Information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 9 × 12 × 2 in
Publisher

Roman Roads Media