In TGC 3, students engage the Great Conversation by studying some of the most influential writings and events that shaped the modern world, beginning with the Protestant Reformation. Students continue to see how, in works of history, philosophy, theology and literature, people have grappled with the essential questions of life. Aimed at School of Rhetoric students, class discussions and writing assignments provide opportunities for students to discover, examine and meaningfully evaluate the ideas they encounter from a biblical worldview.

Topics include: the Protestant Reformation through the end of World War II; regular class discussions and writing assignments on the readings and their significance in historical and biblical context; the art of dialogue from a biblical perspective.

Homework Habits: Students typically spend 3-5 hours a week on reading assignments, though this depends on the student’s reading speed. Weekly assignments also include writing a discussion board post and two papers per semester.

Suggested Grade Level: 9

2024-2025 TGC 3 Book List