Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Speaking of Beliefs

My husband ordered a couple of classes from The Teaching Company a few years ago. They've been sending catalogs every since. But two of their classes really caught my attention from this last catalog. One is a class over the luminaries of Christianity - including my two favorite Catholic saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick. No, I'm not Catholic, but I love learning about them and respect their dedication. There is another on the Renaissance thinkers - particular Thomas Aquinas (yes, another Catholic saint). I took a history class this past semester for college. I loved learning about scholasticism. I remember learning in high school history (via A Beka video homeschool) of the evils of scholasticism. But the more I get into theology, the more I see that scholasticism is simply another way of understanding our own Christian beliefs better. I really enjoy studying the ideas of Thomas Aquinas. I really want to buy these courses. And this conversation last night at work and blogging about these things is really making me eager to take a theology class again this fall for college. I'm getting antsy for that. :^)


1 comment:

unschoolermom said...

Sorry, should have actually said Middle Age thinkers, not necessarily Renaissance. I just think Renaissance because of the rebirth of knowledge that happened during that time ear. Careful study, however, shows the Middle Ages were not necessarily Dark Ages.