Bible and American Literature
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.
- Fall 2014
- Ross Commons Dining B11(RCD B11)
- 9:05am-9:55am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- John McWilliams
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- LIT NOR PHL
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