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RELI0279

Bible and American Literature

The Bible and American Literature AR, WT
In this course we will study American literary responses to the spiritual and social demands of Christianity as expressed in select Biblical passages and narratives. We will examine how writers of different times and regions responded to this tradition, raising and exploring such questions as: How is Christian conduct to be defined in a political democracy? In an increasingly secular society, can a life lived “in imitation of Christ” result in more than victimization? How can a minister, serving a worldly congregation, know the degree to which his words are sacred or profane? Writers will include Stowe, Melville, Eliot, West, Baldwin, and Robinson. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:
AMLT0279
ENAM0279

Sections

Fall 2014

RELI0279A-F14 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2013

RELI0279A-F13 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2012

RELI0279A-F12 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2009

RELI0279A-F09 Lecture (McWilliams)

Spring 2009

RELI0279A-S09 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2007

RELI0279A-F07 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2006

RELI0279A-F06 Lecture (McWilliams)

Fall 2005

RELI0279A-F05 Lecture (McWilliams)