List of Seminarian Classes

What do they spend so many years studying?  Here is an overview of what our seminarians are currently studying and the texts for the courses:

IV Theology

Deacon Sam Futral, Deacon Dominic Petan, Deacon Travis Stephens

  • The Holy Eucharist
    • Models of the Eucharist (Kevin W. Irwin)
  • Eucharist Practicum
    • General Instruction of the Roman Missal
  • Johannine Writings
    • Sacra Pagina John (Francis J Moloney S.D.B.)
  • Canon Law of Marriage
    • New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction
    • The Practice of Spiritual Direction (William A. Barry & William J. Connolly)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
    • A Confessor’s Handbook (Fr. Kurt Stasiak, OSB)
  • Theology of the Eucharist
    • Being As Communion (Fr. John D. Zizioulas)
  • Ministry to Families
    • Generation to Generation (Edwin H. Friedman)
  • Introduction to Marriage Counseling
    • It Takes Two (Andrew D. Lester and Judith L. Lester)
  • Seminar on Wisdom Literature
    • The Tree of Life (Roland E. Murphy)
  • Spanish
    • Leyendas del mundo hispano 3rd edition

III Theology

Mr. Thomas Haan, Mr. Kevin Hurley, Mr. Clayton Thompson

  • Homiletics
    • How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder (McBride)
    • An Introduction to the Homily (Waznak)
    • Fulfilled in your Hearing (USCCB)
    • Why Preach? (Cameron)
    • The Homletic Plot (Eugene Lowry)
  • Latin Refresher
    • Latin Dictionary
  • Deacon Practicum
    • Rite books for Funerals, Baptism, Marriage, and Pastoral Care for the Sick
  • Pastoral Music III
  • Scripture: Luke and Acts
    • Sacra Pagina: Luke (LT Johnson)
    • IVP: Acts (Marshall)
    • Gospel Synopsis (Aland et al.)
  • Elective: Spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux
    • Story of a Soul (trans. Clarke)
    • Book Review: The Passion of St. Therese (Gaucher)
  • Christology
    • Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology (Kereszty)
    • Summa Theologiae III (Aquinas)
  • Ecclesiology
    • Mystery of the Church (Haffner)
    • The Gift of Infallibility (Gasser/O’Connor)
    • Called to Communion (Ratzinger)
  • Trinity
    • Tripersonal God (Gerald O’Collins)
  • Canon Law
    • Code of Canon Law
  • Catechetical Learning
    • Renewing Catechetical Ministry (Richard Reichert)
  • Divine Comedy
    • Divine Comedy by Dante
  • Readings in the Summa
    • Summa Theologiae: Prima-Secundae,” (St. Thomas Aquinas)

II Theology

Mr. Stephen Duquaine, Mr. Pete Logsdon

  • Moral Theology
    • Introduction to Moral Theology (Cessario)
    • The Pinckaers Reader (Pinckaers)
    • The Source of Christian Ethics (Pinckaers)
    • Veritatis Splendor (John Paul II)
  • Christology/Mariology
    • The Christological Controversy (Norris)
    • The Mystery of Jesus Christ (Ocariz)
    • Mary the Chruch at the Source (Balthasar) 
  • Synoptic Gospels
    • The Jefford’s Bible Handbook (Jefford)
    • Gospel Paralells (Throckmorton)
    • Introduction to the New Testament (Brown)
  • Modern Church History
    • The future Church (Allen) Elisabeth Leseur
    • The Religious Crisis of the 1960’s (McLeod)
    • Protestant Empire (Pestana)
    • Journey to the East (Brockey)
  • Beginning Spanish
    • Dos Mundos En Breve 4th and hand book.
  • Reading from the Summa I
    • Summa Theologiae (Prima Secundae) (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  • The Prophets
    • Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls (Thomas L. Leclerc)
  • Protology and Anthropology
    • Creation Theology (Jose Morales)
  • Intro to the Code of Canon Law
    • Canon Law, A Handbook on Canon Law (Joseph Martin de Agar)
    • The Pastoral Companion: A canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry (John M. Huels)
  • Pastoral Music II
    • Catholic Music Through the Ages: Balancing the Needs of a Worshipping Church (Edward Schaefer)
  • Modern/Contemporary Church History
    • A History of the Christian Tradition: From the Reformation to the Present (Thomas D. McGonigle and James F. Quigley)

I Theology

Mr. Christopher Helle, Mr. Daniel Shine, Mr. Matthew Spencer

  • The First Millenium
    • On Priesthood (Chrysostom)
    • St. Gregory the Great: Pastoral Care (Davis)
    • Teaching Christianity (St. Augustine)
    • Early Christian Writings (Staniforth)
    • Catholic Church through the Ages (Vidmar)
    • Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Venerable Bede)
  • Introduction to the Liturgy
    • History of the Mass (Robert Cabie)
    • The Wellspring of Worship (Jean Corbon)
  • Fundamental Moral Theology I
    • Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  • Intro. Biblical Studies/Wisdm-Pslms
    • Catholic Bible Dictionary (Scott Hahn)
    • The Book of Psalms: Translation w/Commentary (Robert Alter)
    • God’s Holy Word: Handbook for Seminarians (Dr. Steven Smith)
  • Revelation, Faith & Theology
    • Doing Theology (Jared Wicks)
    • The Christian Fairh in the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church (Jacques Dupuis, ed.)

II Pre-Theology

Mr. Derek Aaron, Mr. Alex McGauley

  • Modern Philosophy
    • Pensees (Pascal)
    • Enquiries (Hume)
    • Leviathan (Hobbes)
    • Prolegomena to any furture metaphysics (Kant)
    • Ethical Philosophy (Kant)
    • The Classical Utilitarians (Bentham and Mill)
  • Ethics and Natural Law
  • Theology of St. John of the Cross (elective)
    • The Complete Works of St. John of the Cross
    • John of the Cross: Doctor of Light and Love
  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Into to Biblical Studies
    • Oxford Bible Atlas
    • The Revised Grail Psalms
    • Why do we hope? Images in the Psalms
  • Greek
    • New Testament Greek for Beginners
  • Natural Theology
    • Summa Contra Gentiles by St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Modern Philosophy
    • A Short History of Modern Philosophy by Roger Scruton
    • additional books on Descartes, Pascal, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Kant
  • Metaphysics
    • Aristotle Introductory Readings
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
    • no textbook

IV College

Mr. Michael Bower, Mr. Kyle Neterer

  • Metaphysics
    • A survey of Metaphysics (Lowe)
    • Selected Philosophical Readings (Aquinas)
  • Catholic Vision
    • Gospel of John Commentary (Brown)
    • City of God (Augustine)
  • Latin
    • Lingua Latina (Orberg)
  • Modern Philosophy
    • Kant, Descartes, Hume, Locke (original texts)

III College

Mr. James Baxte, Mr. Cole Daily, Mr. Coady Owens, Mr. Robert Storey

  • Modern Philosophy
    • A Collection of Descartes, Critique of Pure Reason (Kant)
    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Hume)
  • Greek III
    • Athenaze Book II (Balme & Lawall)
  • Latin V
    • The Confessions of Augustine in Latin
  • General Psychology
    • Psychology 9th Edition (Myers)
  • Old Testament
    • Bible, Reading the Old Testament (Lawrence Boadt)
  • Advanced Ethical Theory
    • Nichomachean Ethics, Plato’s Republic
  • Ancient Philosophy
    • Readings In Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales To Aristotle (Third Edition)
    • The Greek Philosophers: From Thales To Aristotle
  • Intermediate Latin I
    • Lingua Latina: Familia Romana
    • Lingua Latina: A College Companion
    • Lingua Latina: Exercitia Latina
    • Lingua Latina: Colloqvia Personarvm
  • Introductory Ethics
    • Gorgias (Plato)
    • Nicomachiean Ethics (Aristotle)
    • Readings From Aristotle And Aquinas
    • Sex And Scandal At Duke (technically just an article)
    • PHIL 214: Fall 2011 Course Book
  • Path And Practices of Catholic Spirituality
    • On The Love Of God (Bernard of Clarivaux)
    • The Soul’s Journey Into God (St. Bonaventure)
    • The Spiritual Espousals (Jan Van Ruusbroec)
    • Catechism Of The Catholic Church
    • Difficulties In Mental Prayer
    • The Interior Castle (St. Teresa of Avila)
    • Dark Night Of The Soul (St. John Of The Cross)
    • The Bible
    • Course Packet Including: First Apology & Letter To Diognetes (Justin Martyr), The Martyrdom Of St.’s Pepetua & Felicity, Selections From Ignatius Of Antioch, Selections From Life of Anthony (St. Athanasius), Selections from The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers, The Mystical Theology, The Divine Comedy, etc.


II College

Mr. Matthew Andrzejewski, Mr Christian DeCarlo

  • English 204A
    • New Literary History of America
  • Latin 111
    • Familia Romana
  • Philosophy 115
    • Embryo: a defense of human life
  • Theology 101
    • Christian Theological Tradition/Bible

I College

Mr. William Summerlin

  • Philosophy
    • A Rulebook for Arguments
    • Minds, Brains, and Science
    • Aquinas On Human Nature
    • Embryo
    • Aquinas
  • Latin
    • Lingva Latina, Familia Romana
  • Theology
    • The Christian Theological Tradition
    • Bible
  • English:
    • The Road
    • The Burial at Thebes
    • Easy Writer
    • Tartuffe
    • Thomas and Beulah
    • Thoughts in Solitude
    • The Drowned and the Saved

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