Church history is the focus of Core 200, and uses The Story of Christianity as its foundational text. This book was particularly chosen because it was authored by a Catholic priest (Michael Collins) and a Protestant scholar (Matthew A. Price), ensuring that its narrative is balanced in content and approach. Other Christian books for this program include From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Church of the East, and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born.
The literature focus for this year is classic fiction, from The Best of Father Brown, to Shakespeare, to Jane Eyre and the Screwtape Letters. The curriculum at this level is both extensive and challenging, and as kids look at the history of the Church, study their Bibles, and read more widely than ever before, their thinking will be shaped and molded the entire way to help them use reason and knowledge to robustly defend their faith in the face of all opposition.
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