The Augustine Institute Short Courses bring you the orthodox and engaging instruction that has been enjoyed by over a thousand students since 2005, but at a fraction of the cost and time of a full graduate course. Each Short Course includes three to four hours of high-quality video instruction together with reading assignments that are modest in length but generous in depth and beauty.

What's Included

  • Interactive lessons, featuring guided presentations and videos
  • A top Catholic professor and theologian as your instructor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • A FREE copy of Dr. Klein's book, God, from the acclaimed What Every Catholic Should Know series
  • Discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Course Overview

    • About the Instructor

    • Course Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: Life in Abundance

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: The Image of God

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: The Moral Act

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: The Virtues

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: Law, Sin, and Grace

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: Living in Community

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Session 7: The Ten Commandments, Part I

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Additional Resource: Ratzinger - The Spirit of the Liturgy

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Session 8: The Ten Commandments, Part II

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor of Theology

Scott Hefelfinger

Christ’s promise of “life in abundance” (Jn 10:10) has been for me a source of continued fascination and hope. What does this life look like, and how can we share in it? It is a great blessing and joy to be able to reflect on this question, to unfold the truth of God’s merciful promises, and to share that truth with others. Thus, my interests in dogmatic and moral theology revolve around the good life lived in Christ and the abundant expressions this life finds in culture, music, literature, and the varied communities we inhabit. In researching and teaching these topics, I have taken special inspiration from St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI. Formed in a particular way by missionary work, the culture of the family, and the common pursuit of truth, I am delighted to continue the evangelical work of seeking and sharing the truth at the Augustine Institute.

FAQ

  • Is the course tuition refundable?

    We're certain you'll be inspired and edified by this course. However, if you're not satisfied with the quality or course content, please contact customer service.

  • What are the technical requirements?

    The course will run on any device and any web browser. We do not support Roku or Apple TV.

  • Can I learn at my own pace?

    All aspects of the course are self running so you can learn any time, any place.

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Through this course, you will come to comprehend the Catholic understanding of how to live the good life rooted in Christ.