Level 7 Catechism (Theology) - Yearlong Course 2018-19

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Dr. Timothy Becker
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Dr. Timothy Becker
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Level 7 Catechism (Theology) - Yearlong Course 2018-19


Price: $250.00

Recommended for Grades: 11–12

2018-19 Topic: Apologetics in the Early Church

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St. Raphael School is an Orthodox online school within Scholé Academy, which is a division of Classical Academic Press.

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Teacher: Dr. Timothy Becker

Live Session Schedule: 

Fridays, 10:45 a.m. EST (9:45 a.m. CST), 90 min.

Class Dates:

  • Fall 2018: September 4 – December 14
  • Spring 2019: January 14 – May 10
  • Breaks: Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-23), Winter Break (Feb. 18-22), Holy Week and Bright Monday (April 22-29)

Level 7 Catechism Course Description:

In this course, we will study early objections to Christianity and Christian responses. We will begin with the ancient philosopher Porphyry's polemic against Christians and then turn to the great Christian apologetic text, Contra Celsum, in which Origen of Alexandria responds powerfully to the pagan intellectual, Celsus. With these two texts we will read carefully and consider deeply the serious concerns pagans had with Christianity as well as the profundity with which early Christians rose to the ancient challenge. 

Course Text: Contra Celsum by Origen

Please note: The cost of books is not included in the course fee.