Textbook List (Semester 1, 2019)


HIS101 – Western Societies from Antiquity to the Present

No textbook required

HIS203 – Early Church and Roman Empire
  • Warren H. Carroll, A History of Christendom, Vol.1, The Founding of Christendom (Front Royal, VA.: Christendom Press, 2004)
  • Warren H. Carroll, A History of Christendom, Vol.2, The Building of Christendom (Front Royal, VA.: Christendom Press, 1987)
  • Ramsey MacMullen, Paganism and Christianity 100-425 CE, Fortress Press, 1992
HIS303 – Humanists and Reformers
  • Bard Thompson, Humanists and Reformers: A History of the Renaissance and Reformation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cambridge UK: Eerdmans, 2007
HIS304 – Enlightenment Europe and the Creation of the Modern World
  • Isaac Kramnick (ed), The Portable Enlightenment Reader, New York: Penguin, 1995
LIT101 – Composition and Literature
  • Homer, The Odyssey (trans. Robert Fagles), Penguin.
  • Plato, The Republic, London: Penguin Classics, 2003.  
  • Shakespeare, Macbeth, London: Penguin Shakespeare edition, 2005.
LIT201 – Literature of the Western World: Medieval and Renaissance
  • The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi. Vintage Spiritual Classics, 2008.
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales (trans. David Wright, 2011). Oxford World Classics, 2011.  
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. Simon Armitage). New York: Norton, 2008.  
  • The Death of King Arthur (Malory’s Morte D’Arthur adapted by Peter Ackroyd). Penguin, 2012.   
  • St Ignatius of Loyola. A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St Ignatius of Loyola. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1985.
  • Divine Comedy (trans. Jean and Robert Hollander). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Available online at Princeton Dante Project: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/pdp/
  • Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. London: Penguin, 2006.
  • Don Quixote (trans. Edith Grossman). New York: Harper Collins, 2003.
LIT301 – Search for Meaning in the 20th Century
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Penguin.
  • William Faulkner,  As I Lay Dying, Vintage.
  • Ernest Hemingwa,. Fiesta: or The Sun Also Rises, Vintage.
  • Arthur Miller, The Death of a Salesman, Penguin.
LIT302 – Australian Literature
  • Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang.
  • John Tranter, The Floor of Heaven, UQP, 2007.
  • David Williamson, The Club, Currency Press, 2013.
PHI101 – Introduction to Philosophy

No textbook required

PHI201 – Medieval Philosophy
  • Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Heusenstamm: Editiones Scholasticae, 2014)
PHI301 – Modern Philosophy

No textbook required

PHI303 – Philosophy of Language

No textbook required

THE101 – Theological Foundations of Christian Culture

No textbook required

THE201 – Sacramental Theology

No textbook required

THE301 – Theology of the Post-Conciliar Era

No textbook required

THE303 – Moral and Sexual Integrity

To be advised

SCI303 – History and Philosophy of Science
  • Peter Godfrey-Smith, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Fourth Edition, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011
SCI305 – Biology
  • To be advised.
GRE101 – Classical Greek I
  • Donald J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (second edition) University of California Press, 2013 (Please note that you must have a copy of the second edition.)
GRE201 – Classical Greek III
  • Donald J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (second edition) University of California Press, 2013 (Please note that you must have a copy of the second edition.)

Students wishing to pursue study in Greek further may like to consider acquiring the full size “LSJ”: Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, revised by Sir Henry Stuart Jones, Roderick Mackenzie et al. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996) – or any later edition. Otherwise the following two derivatives of LSJ are more than adequate for this course:

  •  Henry George Liddell & Robert Scott, A lexicon abridged from Liddell and Scott’s Greek- English lexicon, (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992) [Many editions]
  •  Henry George Liddell & Robert Scott, An intermediate Greek-English lexicon : founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English lexicon, (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992) [Many editions].
LAN101 – Classical Latin I
  • Sharpley, G.D.A. The Complete Latin Course, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Oxford, 2014
LAN203 – Classical Latin III
  • Sharpley, G.D.A. The Complete Latin Course, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Oxford, 2014