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THE LOGOS PROGRAM (for-credit)

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 Be Unique. Be Human. Be Alive.  

The pen is mightier than the sword, for without the word, there would be no sword.  The Word is thought expressed.  The world itself is the thought of God, and so we can rightly say that God thought the world into being.  Where can this idea be found in the Sacred Pages?  Jeremiah: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you."  God's Word as expressed thought becomes Incarnate.  This expression of thought does not simply reset the clock, but brings about a whole new way of thinking.  By consequence if you change the way one thinks, you will change the way one acts.  Remember, the word is expressed thought.  Therefore, a freely chosen action manifests the thought.

If we look at western culture, and desire to really understand it, then we must see the thoughts that manifest its unique character.  If we go back 2,000 years, we can see one thought that reshapes the world.  "See how these Christians love one another!"  This seems to trite to us, but in the first days of Christianity, it was literally the love of Christians that caused them to be so easily identifiable, and therefore easy targets of persecution.  The Word makes possible the powerful expressed thought, that molded our western culture around one central, radical way of thinking: LOVE.

LOGOS IS A STUDY OF CULTURE, EXPRESSED THOUGHT THROUGH THE POWER OF THE WORD, PARTICULARLY THE EXPRESSED THOUGHTS OF THE GREATEST AUTHORS OF OUR WESTERN WORLD: SACRED AUTHORS OF SCRIPTURE, THOMAS AQUINAS DANTE, FLANNERY O'CONNOR, GEOFFREY CHAUCER, ETC...  

In the LOGOS program, you can earn up to nine credit hours.  Applications for scholarships through the FUGATE CHAIR OF CATHOLIC THOUGHT will be available soon.  All WSU students are eligible to apply for the scholarship, which if awarded, will pay a portion or all of your tuition for the program, of one class or all three, should you choose to take them all.

New Testament STUDIES: EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS: THEO 1980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

LITURGY: STUDY OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP: THEO 2980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

PILLARS OF WESTERN THOUGHT: GNST 2980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

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ST. PAUL CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2017 COMING SOON!

The 2017 FALL Registration form will be available very soon.   

College students are introduced to deep philosophical questions through the unnerving short stories of Flannery O’Connor, the eye-popping characters of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Dante’s curious imagination who takes the reader on a journey into the darkest circle of Hell, and Thomas Aquinas, who challenges the mind and heart to realize its deepest longings are for Truth, Beauty and Goodness.  

The students who participate in this unique, accredited program, college students can sense the motto of the course(s) come to life in them, which is “to be born in wonder."  The course challenges students to philosophize, and think critically about questions of ultimate importance; and yet these serious topics are brought to life in a fun way. 

If you register for these courses, you will begin a great philosophical journey—exploring the very works, thoughts, events, and personages that shaped the world we know and live in. Students who complete the course(s) will be empowered to engage the modern culture with an analytical mindset, by better understanding the philosophical presuppositions that shaped it. 

New Testament STUDIES: EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS: THEO 1980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

LITURGY: STUDY OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP: THEO 2980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

PILLARS OF WESTERN THOUGHT: GNST 2980, 3 CREDIT HOURS

**All WSU students are welcome to take the courses, and apply for the scholarship through the FUGATE CHAIR OF CATHOLIC THOUGHT, which pays for the majority of the courses that transfer to WSU and other colleges.  Classes are offered at St. Paul 1810 N. Roosevelt  Wichita, KS 67208 (southeast corner of the Wichita State Campus).

Please check back soon for class times.

G.K. Chesterton once said: “any dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”  These for-credit humanities program sets out to help students look at the world from the vantage point of the classical ideas, people, and great literary works that shaped it. 

What do our students say?

"I was challenged intellectually and spiritually through this class.  I learned a great deal through studying St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Robert Barron, St. Augustine, Dante and others." Riley Rathbun

"In a positive and constructive way, this class challenges popular opinion.  It allows you those things in a new light. Religious or not this class can be for anyone!."-Erika Canchola

"This class taught me that ideas are important, and that ideas have consequences." Nathan Schweers

"The lectures have truly helped me to handle social issues in a constructive way." Ali Rickert

"This course really makes you think about questions that need to be asked and that need to be challenged. This class was enlightening in the fact that it helped me to grow and apply what I learned to everyday life.  It challenged me intellectually...it is definitely worth your time!" Paulina Dominguez

PLEASE CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING ONE OR MORE OF THE CLASSES IN THE FALL AND WE WILL EMAIL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO YOU.