The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.

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WATCH: Great Course, Great Campus, Great Adventure

A new DVD program from Benedictine College theologian Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins examine Paul’s Letter to the Romans. A bonus for those who know Benedictine College’s Atchison, Kansas, campus, is that much of it was filmed here.

In this eight-session program, theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins examine Paul’s letter to the Romans. The course is part of the Great Adventure Bible project from Ascension Press.

Swafford answered our questions about the Great Adventure Bible here and The Gregorian covered the Romans program before in ”Romans, or, How Paul Crushed the Empire” and “WATCH: Are You Saved? Are You Sure?”

The program is billed as teaching:

  • The Catholic teaching on salvation
  • How to explain salvation to non-Christians
  • Faith vs. works
  • How Christ’s death changed our relationship with God
  • The meaning of the difficult passages in Romans

Swafford and Cavins explain that salvation is not merely the removal of a guilty verdict. Salvation is about entering into Christ’s life and death and sharing in his eternal sonship.

Along the way, we spotted these campus locations in the trailer alone:

  • The Abbey
  • The waterfall
  • The Elizabeth Lounge
  • The Row Houses
  • The Raven Crossing
  • Raven Memorial Park
  • Mary’s Grotto
  • The Abbey lookout
  • The Haverty porch
  • The Guadalupe Marian Garden
  • The Raven Walk

Tell us if we missed any! Find  more information on the series, or order your copy, here.


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Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.