Integrated Humanities B

Integrated Humanities B

Regular price $710.00

Church Fathers through the Reformation

Course Description:  Students taking this course will benefit from the integration of History, Literature, and Theology in true liberal arts fashion. The facts and events of Medieval history are illuminated by literature and primary sources of the time period, along with thought-provoking essays written by a wide range of contemporary scholars and educators. Class discussions encourage students to understand these events and their repercussions in light of ultimate things, always with the goal of becoming more like our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For more information, please see this article: What do you mean by "Integrated Humanities"? 

Credits: 3 (1 History, 1 English/Literature, 1 Bible/Theology); Honors

Please note, even though we recommend this course be taken in middle school, it may be counted as a credit on the high school transcript. 

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur. (4 days each week)


  • Omnibus II Textbook

Each teacher will select books from the following list which the students will read either entirely or in part (the teachers may not necessarily include every title listed below, but will include much of this classic literature):

Semester 1: Primary Books and Secondary Books

  • Eusebius: The Church History, by Eusebius, translated by Paul L. Maier
  • Confessions, by Augustine of Hippo
  • On the Incarnation of Our Lord, by Athanasius
  • Ecclesiastical History of the English People, by Bede
  • Rule of St. Benedict, by St. Benedict & Timothy Fry, editor
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering, translated by Douglas Wilson
  • The Song of Roland, translated by Dorothy Sayers
  • The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Nine Tailors: A Lord Peter Mystery, Book 9, by Dorothy Sayers
  • The Dragon and the Raven: The Days of King Alfred, by G. A. Henty
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare

Semester 2: Primary Books and Secondary Books

  • History of the Kings of Britain, by Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno, by Dante Alighieri (translation by Dorothy Sayers)
  • Henry V, by William Shakespeare
  • Richard III, by William Shakespeare
  • The Return of the King, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades, by G. A. Henty
  • The Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
  • The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer


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