Enjoy an introduction to Cicero’s famous treatise, On Duties, the Christian West’s most studied and revered pagan writing on moral philosophy. Join Dr. Mehan in a discussion of the origins of moral duty, of what we should do and what we should not fail to do, while examining selections that introduce Cicero’s wise and artful teachings on how we can know our duties in a natural way.
“We may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ…”
– Ephesians 4:14-15
Receive an historical and psychological overview of strategic memory methods, and learn how
to practically apply them towards the effective memorization of catechetical, apologetic, and
evangelistic materials, including scriptural passages.
“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.”
— Rorate Caeli Hymn
The Incarnation of Our Lord, for which the Old Covenant was a preparation, occurred in a world that was united by Roman statecraft and Greek culture and learning. It is the objective of this course to bring that world to life. Taking the truth of Divine Revelation as its methodological starting point, the course traces the history of the chosen people as presented in the Hebrew Scriptures, examines the rise of classical Greek and Hellenistic civilization, and follows the development of the tremendously influential empire of Rome.