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2016 Curriculum

The ICC’s curriculum is structured upon the classical liberal arts and divided into four quarters…Read More

The ICC’s curriculum is structured upon the classical liberal arts and divided into four quarters, corresponding to the Church’s major liturgical cycles (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Paschal Season), the calendar year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), and a fourfold division of the history of the world (Pre-Christian, Early Christian, Medieval and Renaissance, and Modern). Within each educational quarter the major disciplines of a Catholic liberal arts education are studied (i.e., history, philosophy, theology, literature, etc.) by focusing upon specific topics, ideas, and events that are important to the time period (Pre-Christian, Early Christian, etc.) and helped to shape the story of salvation history. Much more than a series of speakers, the Institute offers an organic education in the Catholic Faith, introducing attendees to the glorious story of God’s work among men.

Quarter I - Fall/Winter

The first quarter of the ICC curriculum year, beginning just before the Advent season and concluding with the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord, focuses on the ancient and biblical world, the fundamentals of human nature, and Old Testament revelation, preparing attendees for the advent of the Christ and the beginning of the Christian era.

HistoryHistory – The Ancient and Biblical World

God of Gods: Julius Caesar & the Advent of Christ

PhilosophyPhilosophy – Pre-Christian Philosophy and Human Nature

Divine Madness: Plato Against Secular Culture

TheologyTheology – Jewish and Pagan Thought

Behold the Glory: Christ, the Temple of God

SacredScriptureSacred Scripture – Old Testament

House of Bread: Israel & the Advent of the Messiah

LiturgicalLiturgical Studies – Jewish Liturgical Studies and Advent Festal Days

Christ the King: Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat

CatecheticsCatechetics – Introduction to the Catechism and the Creed

Reading the Scripture for All It’s Worth

PoliSciLiterature – Religious Literature of the Ancient World

Veni, Dilecte Mi: Preparing for Christmas with the Song of Songs

CultureCultural, Practical, and Special Topics

Veni, Dilecte Mi with Chorus Sine Nomine

Quarter II - Winter/Spring

The second quarter of the ICC curriculum year, beginning with Christmas and concluding with Easter, focuses on the revelation of Jesus Christ, the history of the apostolic and patristic age, the fundamentals of Christian morality, the Church, and the Sacramental system.

HistoryHistory – The Early Church

Road to Nicaea: The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

PhilosophyPhilosophy – The Early Christian Philosophy and Ethics

Weeds Among Wheat: Gnosticism & the Revelation of God

TheologyTheology – Patristics and Early Councils/Issues

Theosis: Understanding Christian Divinization

SacredScriptureSacred Scripture – Gospels

The Kingdom of God: A Study of the Gospel of Luke

LiturgicalLiturgical Studies – Early Christian Liturgical Studies and Festal Cycle of Christmas and Lent

Hypocritical or Holy?: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

CatecheticsCatechetics – The Church and the Sacraments

Living Liturgy: The Cycles of Nature & the Liturgical Calendar

LiteratureLiterature – Early Christian Writings

The Confession of St. Patrick

CultureCultural, Practical, and Special Topics

Mission of Martyrdom: An ICC Lenten Retreat

Quarter III - Spring/Summer

The third quarter of the ICC curriculum year, beginning with the celebration of the Resurrection through the season of Pentecost, introduces attendees to the book of Acts and the Epistles, the Medieval and Renaissance world, the scholastic philosophical tradition, and the Church’s spiritual patrimony.

HistoryHistory – The Medieval and Renaissance World

Crusading Saints in France: Bernard, Dominic, & Louis IX

PhilosophyPhilosophy – Medieval and Scholastics/Metaphysics and Epistemology

What’s in a Name?: The Errors of Nominalism

TheologyTheology – Medieval and Scholastic Theology

Deconstructing the Bible: Understanding the Crisis in Biblical Interpretation

SacredScriptureSacred Scripture – Acts and Epistles

Riches of His Glory: A Study of Philippians

LiturgicalLiturgical Studies – Medieval and Renaissance Liturgical Studies; Festal Cycle of Easter and Pentecost

Bread of Life: The Eucharist in Salvation History

CatecheticsCatechetics – The Moral Life

The Courage to Be Catholic: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit & Apostolic Faith

PoliSciLiterature – Catholic Medieval and Renaissance Classics

St. John of the Cross & the Living Flame of Love

CultureCultural, Practical, and Special Topics

In the Footsteps of Our Lord: ICC Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Quarter IV - Summer/Fall

The forth quarter of the ICC curriculum year, offered during the summer and early fall months, offers an examination of the issues facing Christians in the modern world, including biblical apologetics, modern philosophical errors, and modern moral problems, equipping attendees with valuable tools necessary to offer a reasoned and convincing defense for the Faith they profess.

HistoryHistory – The Church in the Modern World

Modernism: Its History & Errors

PhilosophyPhilosophy – Modern Philosophical Issues/Errors

Metaphysics of the Bathroom: Countering Gender Ideology

TheologyTheology – Modern Theological Issues

Protoevangelium of James: The Early Life of the Blessed Virgin

SacredScriptureSacred Scripture – Biblical Apologetics and Special Topics

Inspiration, Inerrancy, & the Truth of Scripture

LiturgicalLiturgical Studies – Modern Liturgical Issues

Saving the Americas: The Story of the North American Martyrs

CatecheticsCatechetics – Spirituality and Prayer

Forgive Us Our Trespasses: Confession & the Life of Prayer

PoliSciLiterature – Modern Christian Literature

Truth Beyond Reality: The Inklings

CultureCultural, Practical, and Special Topics

In the Footsteps of Our Lord: ICC Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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