READING ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 11--15 WEEK 7
1. Bondage of the Will. Read through chapter 4, pages 137 to 189.
2. A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther by Gene Edward Veith. Continue reading through this biography. Read to enjoy. The book is approximately 225 pages long. Try to get half-way through it this week.
3. How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer. FINISH THE BOOK. The discussion questions will need to be completed this week.
4. Hamlet by Shakespeare. We will continue reading/acting out this play.
5. The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, by Justo Gonzalez. Read Chapters 31-33.
6. Western Civilizations by Jackson J. Spielvogel. Read Chapters 11-12.
7. Extra Readings: Punic Wars and Culture Wars, chapter 15 and A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman, selected chapters.
Monday: Holiday: No School in Honor of the Achievements of Christopher Columbus
"I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. " Christopher Columbus
Tuesday: Birthday of Christopher Dawson (1889-1970)!
"As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion,
but also of Western morals and Western social idealism."
Background to the Reformation
Topics: Wycliffe, Hus, the Brethren of the Common Life, Thomas a' Kempis, the Papal Schism, the Calamitious 14th Century, the Renaissance, Dante, Machiavelli, Columbus, and much more.
Examine Books, Chapters, and Themes of the High Middle Ages.
Wednesday: Who were the Brethren of the Common Life? And what do we owe to them?
Reading and research in the books on the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Thursday: Reading, Writing, & Research Projects:
1. Discussion Questions from How Should We Then Live?
2. High Middle Ages and Renaissance Reports
Friday: Continue Research Projects
Reading from and/or watching Hamlet
More Regarding Historian Christopher Dawson: