Catholic Church: Student Text
Number of pages: 336
"How does the Catholic Church exist in the historical context of the world?" The course The Catholic Church, ideal as a one-semester course for eleventh- and twelfth-grade students, explores the developments, people, and events that have shaped the Church. Each chapter focuses on one time period.
Using personal vignettes and special readings to make the history more personal and specific, the text engages teens in seeing the full historical dimension of the Catholic Church. Full-color, original illustrations, photographs, charts, cartoons, timelines, and maps acquaint students with people, places, and movements that are important in the history of the Church. Study aids include review questions after each section and activities in the margins of the text to personalize the material.
Carl Koch, a former editor at Saint Mary's Press, is a professor of education, human development, and English at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Graduate School, where he teaches courses on spirituality, meditation, journal writing, and telling life's sacred stories. He has authored and edited many popular books on prayer and spirituality.
Carl was named outstanding graduate school professor and honored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator. He holds master's degrees in English, religious education, and human development, and has a doctorate in English from the University of Michigan. Carl was a high school teacher and administrator, a professor at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and a visiting professor for four years at De La Salle University in the Philippines. He likes to cook, eat, canoe, swim, travel, and sing. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Onalaska, Wisconsin.