Humanities

Humanities I

Note: For the following classical books, unless otherwise noted, please avoid the free copies online, which use archaic English (think “thou” and “thee”), and obtain the recommended one.

September

Herodotus. The Histories. Trans. Aubrey de Sélincourt. Rev. ed., John Marincola, ed. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1954, 1972, 1996, 2003.

Aesop’s Fables. Trans. Laura Gibbs. Oxford World’s Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

October

Plato. The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro; The Apology; Crito; and Phaedo. Trans. Hugh Tredennick. Ed. Harold Tarrant. Rev. ed. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1954, 1959, 1969, 1993, 2003.

Homer. The Odyssey of Homer. Trans. Richmond Lattimore. Perennial Classics. New York: Harper & Row, 1965, 1967.

November

Livy. Stories of Rome. Trans. Roger Nichols. Translations from Greek and Roman Authors. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Bauer, Susan Wise. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.

Maier, Paul L. First Easter: The True and Unfamiliar Story in Words and Pictures. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

December

Josephus. The Jewish War. Trans. G. A. Williamson. Ed. E. Mary Smallwood. New York: Penguin, 1959,   1970, 1981.

Holmes, Michael W., ed. The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1992, 1999, 2007.  Note: Any edition of this work would be fine.  Alternate Edition: The Apostolic Fathers. Ed. Mark Galli. Moody Classics. Chicago: Moody, 2009.

January

Eusebius. The Church History. Trans. Paul L. Maier. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 1999, 2007.

Athanasisus. On the Incarnation: Greek Original and English Translation. Trans. John Behr. Popular Patristics Series Number 44a. Yonkers, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2011.

February

Athanasius. The Life of Antony and the Letter to Marcellinus. Trans. Robert C. Gregg. The Classics of Western Spirituality. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1980.

Augustine. Confessions. Trans. Henry Chadwick. Oxford World’s Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

March

RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English. Ed. Timothy Fry, et al. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1982.

Einhard and Notker the Stammerer. Two Lives of Charlemagne. Trans. David Ganz. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 2008.

April

Heaney, Seamus, trans. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition). New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.

Bede. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Eds. Judith McClure and Roger Collins. World’s Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Winder, Blanche. Stories of King Arthur. Airmont Classics. New York: Airmont, 1968 [1958].  Note: Any edition of this story would be fine, but the author is recommended.

Vivian, E. Charles. The Adventures of Robin Hood. Airmont Classics. New York: Airmont, 1965 [1906].  Note: Any edition of this story would be fine, but the author is recommended.

May

Anselm of Canterbury. The Major Works. Eds. Brian Davies and G. R. Evans. Oxford World’s Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.  Alternate Online Edition: Cur Deus Homo, Book I and Cur Deus Homo, Book II.

Langland, William. Piers the Ploughman. Trans. J. F. Goodridge. Rev. ed. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1959, 1966.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. Trans. Nevill Coghill. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 2003.

 

Humanities II

Note: For the following classical books, unless otherwise noted, please avoid the free copies online, which use archaic English (think “thou” and “thee”), and obtain the recommended one.

September

Strunk, William, Jr. and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1979, 2000.

Erasmus, Desiderius. Praise of Folly. Trans. Betty Radice. Ed A. H. T. Levi. Rev. ed. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1971, 1993.

Luther, Martin. Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. Ed. Stephen J. Nichols. Trans. Adolph Spaeth, L. D. Reed, and Henry Eyster Jacobs. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2002 [1517].  Alternate Online Edition: Ninety-Five Theses.

Luther, Martin. The Freedom of a Christian. Trans. Mark D. Tranvik. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008 [1520].

Parker, T. H. L. Portrait of Calvin. London: SCM Press, 1954.  Alternate Online Edition: Parker, T. H. L. Portrait of Calvin. Reprint, Minneapolis: Desiring God, 2009 [1954].

October

Calvin, John and Jacopo Sadoleto. A Reformation Debate: Sadoleto’s Letter to the Genevans and Calvin’s Reply. Ed. John C. Olin. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1976 [1966].

Foxe, John. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Ed. W. Grinton Berry. Grand Rapids: Fleming J. Revell, Spire, 1998.  Alternate Hardcover Edition: Foxe, John. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Ed. William Byron Forbush. Hendrickson Christian Classics. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2004.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Ed. Nicholas Brooke. The Oxford Shakespeare. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

November

Milton, John. Paradise Lost: The Biblically Annotated Edition. Ed. Matthew S. Stallard. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2011.  Alternate Online Edition: Paradise Lost.

The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689. Ed. Peter Masters. Rev. ed. Oberlin, OH: The Wakeman Trust, 1981, 1989, 1998.  Alternate Online Edition: The Second London Confession.

Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Ed. W. R. Owens. Oxford World’s Classics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003 [1678].  Alternate Hardcover Edition: Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Hendrickson Christian Classics. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2004 [1678].

Smith, Jane Stuart and Betty Carlson. The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence. 3rd ed. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1995.

December

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Social Contract. Trans. Maurice Cranston. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1968 [1762].  Alternate Thrift Edition: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. On the Social Contract. Trans. G. D. H. Cole. Dover Thrift Edition. New York: Dover, 2003 [1913, 1762].

Scougal, Henry. The Life of God in the Soul of Man in Modern English. Ed. Paul Lamb. Self-published, 2016 [1677].  Alternate Original Edition: Scougal, Henry. The Life of God in the Soul of Man. Reprint, Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publications, 1986 [1677].

Whitefield, George. Select Sermons of George Whitefield. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1958.

Wesley, John. A Plain Account of Christian Perfection. Hendrickson Christian Classics. Reprint, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2007 [1777].  Alternative Online Edition: A Plain Account of Christian Perfection.

January

Mangalwadi, Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi. The Legacy of William Carey: A Model for the Transformation of Culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1999 [1993].

Carey, William. An Enquiry into the Obligation of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, in Which the Religious State of the Different Nations of the World, the Success of Former Undertakings, and the Practicability of Further Undertakings, Are Considered. Leicester, UK: Ann Irkland, 1792.  Alternate Online Edition: An Enquiry into the Obligation of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathen.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  Illus. Gustave Doré. Dover Pictorial Archives Series. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1970 [1834, 1878].  Note: The engravings are done by the master of the craft, but do contain some nudity.  Alternate Online Edition: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1834 text).

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: CRW Publishing Ltd., Collector’s Library, 2003 [1813].

Newton, John. Out of the Depths: The Autobiography of John Newton. Ed. Dennis R. Hillman. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003 [1764].

February

Reef, Catherine. Victoria: Portrait of a Queen. New York: Clarion, 2017.

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Penguin Christmas Classics. New York: Penguin, 2014 [1843].  Alternate Thrift Edition: Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Dover Thrift Editions. New York: Dover, 1991 [1843].

Taylor, Dr. and Mrs. Howard [Frederick Howard Taylor and Mary Geraldine Taylor]. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. Moody Classics. Chicago: Moody, 1989, 2009 [1932].

March

Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilych. Trans. Ian Dreiblatt. Brooklyn: Melville House, 2008 [1886].  Note: Other editions of this book are acceptable.

Freedman, Russell. The War to End All Wars: World War I. New York: Clarion, 2010.

Schaeffer, Francis A. Escape from Reason: A Penetrating Analysis of Trends in Modern Thought. IVP Classics. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, IVP Books, 2006 [1968].

April

Severance, John B. Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist. New York: Houghton Mifflin, Clarion, 1996.  Note: This book should be readily available through interlibrary loan.

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won. New York: Simon & Schuster, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.  Note: This book should be readily available through interlibrary loan; the used copies seem to be expensive.

Lutzer, Erwin W. Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda. Rev. ed. Chicago: Moody, 1995, 2016.

Wiesel, Elie. Night. Trans. Marion Wiesel. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Hill and Wang, 2006 [1958].

May

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. London: Geoffery Bles, 1950.  Hardcover Edition: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Deluxe edition. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1997.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Cost of Discipleship. Trans. R. H. Fuller with Irmgard Booth. Reprint, New York: Simon & Schuster, Touchstone, 1995 [1937, 1959].

Wurmbrand, Richard. Tortured for Christ. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Book Company, 1998, 1967.  Note: The hyperlink leads to the website of Voice of the Martyrs, where a free copy can be obtained and a donation given.

Lewis, C. S. The Abolition of Man, or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools. New York: Harper Collins, HarperSanFransisco, 2001 [1944].

 

Humanities III

September

Grant, George. The American Patriot’s Handbook: The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation. 2nd ed. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Cumberland House, 2009, 2016.

Schmidt, Gary D. William Bradford: Plymouth’s Faithful Pilgrim. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Eerdmans, 1999.

Miller, Perry, and Thomas H. Johnson, eds. The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings. 2 vols. in 1. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 2001 [1956, 1963].

Alexander, Archibald. The Log College: Biographical Sketches of William Tennent and Principal Alumni of the Log College, Together with an Account of the Revivals of Religion under their Ministry in the 18th Century. Reprint, Birmingham, AL: Solid Ground Christian Books, n. d. [1846].

Edwards, Jonathan. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Made Easier to Read. Ed. John Jeffery Fanella. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1996 [1741].  Alternate Thrift Edition: Edwards, Jonathan, et al. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons. Dover Thrift Editions. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2005.  Alternate Online Edition: Edwards, Jonathan. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

October

Franklin, Benjamin. Writings. Ed. J. A. Leo Lemay. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987.

Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Dover Thrift Editions. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1997 [1776].

Wood, Gordon S. The American Revolution: A History. Modern Library. New York: Random House, 2002.

November

Brookhiser, Richard. Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. New York: Free Press, 1996.

Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Knopf, 2000.

Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Dover Children’s Thrift Classics. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1995 [1819-20].

McLoughlin, William G. The American Evangelicals, 1800-1900: An Anthology. New York: Harper & Row, Harper Torchbooks, 1968.

December

Whittier, John Greenleaf. Selected Poems. Ed. Brenda Wineapple. The American Poets Project. New York: The Library of America, 2004.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance. Penguin Classics. Reprint, New York: Penguin, 1962, 1970, 2016 [1850].  Alternate Thrift Edition: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Dover Thrift Edition. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1994 [1850].

January

Stout, Harry S. Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War. New York: Viking, 2006.

Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. New York: Clarion Books, 1987.

February

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Penguin Classics. Reprint, New York: Penguin, 2014 [1885].  Alternate Thrift Edition: Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Dover Thrift Edition. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 1994 [1885].

March

Sheldon, Charles M. In His Steps: “What Would Jesus Do?”  Rev. ed. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010 [1897, 1899].

Peacock, Louise. At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007.  Note: As a children’s book, this should be readily obtainable through interlibrary loan.

Machen, J. Gresham. Christianity and Liberalism. Reprint, Grand Rapids: 2009 [1923].

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.  Note: It may be advisable to take a black pen and darken the “eyes” on the cover picture of this edition.

April

Shlaes, Amity. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Graphic Edition. Ed. Chuck Dixon. Illus. Paul Rivoche. New York: HarperPerennial, 2014.

Bradley, James. Flyboys: A True Story of Courage. NY: Little, Brown, & Co., 2003.

Henry, Carl F. H. The Uneasy Conscience of American Fundamentalism. Reprint, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003 [1947].

May

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man & the Sea. New York: Simon & Schuster, Scribner, 1952.

Schaeffer, Francis A. The Church before the Watching World: A Practical Ecclesiology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1971.

Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. NY: Penguin, 1986 [1985].

 

Public Policy

September

Duane, James. You Have the Right to Remain Innocent: What Police Officers Tell Their Children about the Fifth Amendment. New York: Little A, 2016.

Hannan, Daniel. Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. New York: HarperCollins, Broadside, 2013.

October

Parsons, Geoffery. The Land of Fair Play. 3rd ed. Eds. Edward J. Shewan, Lars R. Johnson, and Michael J. McHugh. Arlington Heights, IL: Christian Liberty Press, 1920, 1994, 2008 [1919].

Madison, James, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. The Federalist Papers. Ed. Richard Beeman. Penguin Civic Classics. New York: Penguin, 2012 [1788].  Note: This abridgement contains the full text of nineteen of the original federalist papers.

Forte, David F. and Matthew Spalding, eds. The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. 2nd ed. Washington DC: Regnery, 2005, 2014.  Note: Due to its expense, it may be best to borrow this text from the academy or a library.

November

Barton, David. Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion. 5th ed. Aledo, TX: WallBuilders, 2011.

Echols, Tim G. Real Citizenship: Practical Steps for Making an Impact on Your Culture. Rev. ed. Alamogordo, NM: Brunson, 2004.

Sproul, R. C., Jr. Biblical Economics: A Commonsense Guide to Our Daily Bread. 3rd ed. White Hall, WV: Tolle Lege Press, 1985, 1994, 2002, 2008.

December

Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels. The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition. Ed. Eric Hobsbawm. New York, Verso, 1998 [1888].  Alternative Thrift Edition: The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings.

Hazlitt, Henry. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics. 2nd ed. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1946, 1979.

January

Friedman, Milton, with the assistance of Rose D. Friedman. Capitalism and Freedom. 40th Anniversary ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962, 1982, 2002.

Lupton, Robert D. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Help Those They Hurt (And How to Reverse It). New York: HarperOne, 2011.

Corbett, Steve, and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. 2nd ed. Chicago: Moody, 2009, 2012.

March

Swenson, Richard A. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. Rev. ed. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1992, 2004.

Tiner, John Hudson. Exploring the History of Medicine: From the Ancient Physicians of Pharaoh to Genetic Engineering. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1999.

April

VanDrunen, David. Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009.

Fitzpatrick, Elyse & Laura Hendrickson. Will Medicine Stop the Pain? Finding God’s Healing for Depression, Anxiety, and Other Troubling Emotions. Chicago: Moody, 2006.

May

Allberry, Sam. Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction. Rev. ed. Questions Christians Ask. [Epsom, Surrey, England, U.K.]: The Good Book Company, 2013.

Murray, Michael and Joseph Pizzorno. The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. 3rd ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, Atria, 1998, 2012.  Note: Parents are not required to purchase this book, but it may prove to be helpful to own it.