Great Books 3:

                                                             Click on titles for links to texts.

First semester:  Augustine, * Confessions, trans. Henry Chadwick (Oxford U. Press, Rep. Ed., 1998: ISBN-10:  0192833723; ISBN-13:  978-0192833723) and * City of God, trans. Bettenson (Penguin Classics, 1984; Viking Press, 1985; ISBN-10: 0140444262; ISBN-13: 978-0140444261) --*** OUT OF PRINT; SEE NOTE BELOW); Anselm, * Proslogium, Monologium, and Cur Deus Homo (all three are free E-texts posted on the Internet).  For those students who would prefer working with a printed copy there is an edition of Anselm's works by Brian Davies and Gill Evans which can be purchased (Oxford U. Press, 1998; ISBN-10: 0192825259;
ISBN13: 9780192825254):

Second semester:  Dante, *
The Divine Comedy: The Inferno/Hell, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers (Penguin Classics, Repr. ed., 1962: ISBN-10: 0140440062; ISBN-13: 978-0140440065); Purgatory, trans. D. Sayers (Penguin Classics, Repr. ed., 1955: ISBN-10:  01404440461; ISBN-13: 978-01404440461); Paradise, trans. D. Sayers (Penguin Classics, Repr. ed., ISBN-10: 0140441050; ISBN-13: 978-0140441055); Thomas Aquinas, * Summa Theologiae, ed. Peter Kreeft: A Summa of the Summa (Ignatius Press, 1990; ISBN-10: 089870300X; ISBN-13: 978-0898703009); Chaucer, * Canterbury Tales, trans. Nevill Coghill (Penguin Classics, 1977:  ISBN- 0140440224; Repr. ed., 2000: ISBN- 978-0140440225; Repr. ed., 2003: ISBN- 0140424385); *** OUT OF PRINT; SEE NOTE BELOW); Machiavelli, * The Prince, trans. Marriott (from the internet).  These books may be examined and/or purchased now online.  Simply click on the blue title above.

*** Two of our selected texts, City of God and Canterbury Tales, are out of print or out of stock and I can't find any good substitutes.   However, used copies of both books appear to be readily available and we don't need either book right away.  We are not scheduled to begin City of God until mid-October; Canterbury Tales isn't scheduled until next Spring.  I checked the Used Books section of, and they list numerous copies of both books currently available from associated booksellers.  The listed prices are very cheap, and they include many "new" and "like new" copies available.   Here are direct links to the used book website:

    1. For The City of God:
    2. For Canterbury Tales:

For those who may have qualms about using or other online booksellers, please allow me to reassure you.  I have purchased literally hundreds of books through amazon (new & used) and other online booksellers over the past eight years, and I am 100% pleased with their service.  I have never experienced a snag.  However, if you prefer, you may want to check out your local used bookstores instead.