Readings during the Fall
semester begin with the foundations of Western literature, and include
early church fathers, medieval, Renaissance and Reformation thinkers.
A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning, by James V. Schall (ISI Books)
Leisure, the Basis of Culture, by Josef Pieper (St. Augustine's Press)
Gorgias, by Plato (Penguin Classics)
Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle (Hackett)
Confessions, by Saint Augustine of Hippo (Penguin Classics)
The Rule of St. Benedict, by Saint Benedict of Nursia (Image Books)
Divine Comedy: The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri (Modern Library)
Personal Writings, by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Penguin Classics)
Othello, by William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan (Penguin Classics)
Paradise Lost, by John Milton (Penguin Classics)
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