Veritas Omnibus III

From the landing on Plymouth Rock to the start of the postmodern era, Omnibus III plunges head-long into Modern Times, analyzing not only our own American history, but crucial events such as the French Revolution, the Communist movement, and the World Wars. The Primary booklist for this year includes foundational American documents like the Federalist and Anti-federalist papers and the Constitution, the ideas of evil geniuses like Marx’s Communist Manifesto and Hitler’s Mein Kampf, as well as novels like Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities and Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The secondary booklist includes classics like the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Frankenstein, the biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Charles Finney, as well as powerfully informative works like Gene Veith's Postmodern Times and Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? For each book, there is an introductory essay explaining the background and basic ideas of the book. This is followed by daily sessions the student can work thorough, consisting of questions, activities, and assignments that help the student learn to understand and communicate ideas thoroughly, eloquently, and from a solid Christian worldview.

Omnibus I dealt with Ancient times and the many pagan worldviews represented in works from that era. Omnibus II was a study of the history of the church of the Middle ages, reading works written by Christians in a Christian society. Omnibus III explores an era different from the previous two, an era that is neither primarily pagan nor primarily Christian, but a post-Christian society devastated by wars and violence. The works studied this year, written both by Christians and false teachers, hit close to home, as the authors wrote and lived in times closely preceding and directly influencing our own. This is a hugely important period in history to become familiar with and understand. The philosophies and ideas studied in this year are ones that our current culture still entertains and continues to develop, and they must be evaluated and held up to the light of scripture. This is an intense year, but a crucial one; one that will continue to grow your students in their understanding of the world around them and their devotion to God and his the truth of his word.

Table of Contents:

Omnibus authors:

Primary Books—First Semester

Douglas Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Steve Wilkins
Douglas Jones
George Grant



George Grant
N. D. Wilson

Primary Books—Second Semester

Douglas Wilson
Toby Sumpter
O. Woelke Leithart
Doug Wilson &
G. Tyler Fischer
William S. Dawson
O. Woelke Leithart


Peter J. Leithart
Toby Sumpter
Douglas Wilson
Peter J. Leithart
Rich Lusk
G. Tyler Fischer
Gregg Strawbridge

Secondary Books—First Semester

Stuart W. Bryan
Jared Miller
Peter J. Leithart
N. D. Wilson
Nancy Wilson
G. Tyler Fischer
Douglas Wilson

Ben Merkle
Secondary Books—Second Semester

Natali H. Miller
G. Tyler Fischer
Christopher Schlect
William Chad Newsom
William S. Dawson
Peter J. Leithart
Bruce Etter
Bruce Etter

 

Note:

The booklist below consists of the editions recomended by Veritas Press, though different (often cheaper) editions of these books are available.

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1984
by George Orwell
from Harcourt
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$16.00
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Puffin Classics
by Mark Twain
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.99
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
from Plume Books
Utopian/Dystopian Literature for 6th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$14.00
Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Signet Classics
by Patrick Henry & John DeWitt
from Signet Classics
American Political Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: MLIT5-18)
$7.95
Autobiography of Charles G. Finney
by Charles G. Finney
from Bethany House
Autobiography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$12.74 $4.00 (7 in stock)
Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings
Signet Classics
by Benjamin Franklin
Reprint from Signet Classics
Autobiography for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: MLIT5-18)
$5.95
Christianity and Liberalism
by J. Gresham Machen
from Eerdmans
Religion/Philosophy for 11th-Adult
$12.75
Communist Manifesto
Penguin Classics
by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
from Penguin Classics
Political Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$8.00
Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller
from Penguin Putnam
American Tragedy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$13.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Federalist Papers
Signet Classics
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay
from Signet Classics
American Political Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: MLIT5-18)
$7.95
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
by John Foxe
from Bridge-Logos
for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: MLIT3-REN)
$17.99
Frankenstein
Puffin Classics
by Mary Shelley
from Puffin Books
Horror for 7th-10th grade
in Science Fiction (Location: FIC-SCI)
$4.99
Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reissue from Charles Scribner's Sons
Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$16.00
Gulliver's Travels
Puffin Classics
by Jonathan Swift
from Puffin Books
Satire/Social Commentary for 9th-Adult
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.99
How Should We Then Live?
by Francis A. Schaeffer
from Crossway Books
for 10th-Adult
$21.99
Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara
from Ballantine Books
Historical Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$7.99
Little Women
Puffin Classics
by Louisa May Alcott
from Puffin Books
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$8.99
Mein Kampf
by Adolf Hitler
from Houghton Mifflin
Autobiography for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$22.00
Of Plymouth Plantation
by William Bradford
from Vision Forum
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: MLIT4-17)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Of Plymouth Plantation
by William Bradford
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: MLIT4-17)
$30.00
Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$12.99
Postmodern Times
by Gene Veith
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
$15.00
Pride and Prejudice
Penguin Classics
by Jane Austen
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 8th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$9.00
Reflections on the Revolution in France
Penguin Classics
by Edmund Burke
from Penguin Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: MLIT5-18)
$13.00
Social Contract
Penguin Classics
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
from Penguin Classics
Philosophy/Politics for 10th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: MLIT5-18)
$10.00 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
from Penguin Classics
Victorian Novel for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$8.00
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Signet Classics
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
from Signet Classics
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$5.95
Western Civilization
by Jackson J. Spielvogel
8th edition from Wadsworth Publishing Company
for 7th-12th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: G1A-HIS)
Westminster Confession of Faith
by Westminster Assembly
from Free Presbyterian Publications
for 7th-Adult