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Ancient Course - 9th Grade

This recommended reading list is based on two assumptions: first, that the class meets twice a week, with more time to read and prepare available for the first discussion than the second. Secondly, this course assumes two 18-week semesters. Educators may tailor these recommendations to fit their own schedules.

Because our mission is to apply the Christian worldview to the great conversation, we begin each year by assigning books designed to encourage students to better understand and apply the Christian worldview. These first few weeks establish an important foundation for students, reminding them that they are responsible for taking every thought captive for Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).


Required Resources

1. Aeneid, The

2. Antigone

3. Basic Works of Aristotle, The

4. Bhagavad Gita

5. Compact Guide to World Religions, The

6. Creation and Change

7. Darwin on Trial

8. Early Christian Writings

9. Epic of Gilgamesh, The

10. Everlasting Man, The

11. Foxe's Book of Martyrs

12. Greek Way, The

13. How to be Your Own Selfish Pig

14. Iliad

15. Journey of the Magi

16. Julius Caesar

17. Mythology

18. Odyssey

19. Oedipus Rex

20. On the Incarnation

21. Perelandra

22. Republic, The

23. Roman Way, The

24. Roots of American Order

25. Simple Tools for Brain Surgery

26. Sophie's World

27. Tao Teh Ching

28. Turning Points

29. What the Buddha Taught

30. Works and Days

31. Worldview Academy Lecture Series - Worldviews

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Reading List

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