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
  • Discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Course Overview

    • About the Instructor

    • Course Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: The Mystery of the Incarnation

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: Why did God Become Man?

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: Why did God Live as a Man?

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Handout: Text of Dies Irae

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: Why did God Die?

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Handout: Michael Barber, Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (Augustine Institute, 2019)

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: Why did God Die on a Cross?

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: Meditating on the Life of Christ

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Handout: "The Grand Inquisitor" from Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (Penguin 2003)

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

Instructor

Assistant Professor of Theology

Elizabeth Klein

Elizabeth Klein is an assistant professor of theology at the Augustine Institute. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and is chiefly devoted to the writings of St. Augustine. She now lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

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 understand the Incarnation and Jesus' death on the Cross at a deeper level.