Christendom College recently launched a new, free online class titled Christ: The Center of History. The class, coming from Christendom’s new Principles online classes series, is taught by college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, offering Catholics the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of history and obtain the tools to live and share the Faith — all from the comfort of home.
For today’s Catholics, it can be challenging to live as a dedicated Catholic. From rampant secularism, to Catholic institutions losing their identity, to feeling uncertain about the role one can play in fulfilling God’s plan, today’s world is worrisome.
Christendom created Principles online classes for this reason, in order to give Catholics faith-filled guidance on important issues of faith and culture, all for free and all online.
The first class, Christ: The Center of History, brings faith and reason together to illuminate the deeper meaning of history — enriching one’s life and deepening their faith as well. The class, presented in five 30-minute segments, provides a survey of the three key ancient civilizations in order to show how God providentially prepared the world for the birth of His son.
Taught by O’Donnell, the class is available to participants to watch on their own schedule, helping them to grow in wisdom and understanding of Catholic heritage and enabling them to share the faith with others as well.
O’Donnell, in addition to serving as president of Christendom, also teaches multiple classes in both history and theology to underclassmen. He is the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross, a host on EWTN, and was appointed by Pope St. John Paul II to serve as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. His over 40 years of teaching experience in Catholic theology and history make him a trusted voice for Catholics looking to deepen their understanding of Catholic history and help guide the next generation as well.
Christ: The Center of History is the first Principles online free class, with more classes set to be released in the coming months. The new class comes in addition to other initiatives from Principles, including the video series Principles for Your Week and bi-monthly Principles essays.