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Course Registration No. REL-012


A one-semester course, worth five high school credits.  This course is essential for rounding out a young Catholic's understanding of Church history and modern political movements in the U.S. and Europe.  C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition is added as the companion book to the main text, The History of the Church, Chapters 15-21.
       Order the U.S. Studies I, B Track study guide for this course or the Church History III, B Track course booklet from




The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

  • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
  • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum

Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website:


Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The

  • Author: C.S. Lewis with annotations by Paul McCusker
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: HarperOne, 2013. Print.
  • ISBN: 0062023179        978-0062023179
  • Supplier: Retail or

Annotated edition, hardcover, 272 pages. "The Screwtape Letters" was originally published in 1942.


The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898708338        978-0898708332
  • Supplier: Retail or

While we use this edition of the Bible, any Catholic version in hardcover or paperback will suffice.



STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2021. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu

Study guides include weekly reading plans, assignments, reflection topics, and gradebooks to prepare students for the online quizzes and other online student supports available to students enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. Each STAA Study Guide includes weekly course plans for four to six courses for a single semester. Single subject or single course booklets are available separately for students that are taking fewer courses or are following a very unique course sequence. Visit for more information.




Advisor Graded, Advisor Guided, or Quizzes Only support options available for this course

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Visit to learn more about Independent Study, Advisor Grading of Select Courses, One-on-One Guidance and Advisor Grading, and the Quiz Only Option.





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