Course Descriptions

ENG 1110

Literature and Faith

Mischa Willett

Tu&Th 12:50-2:50 p.m.

This is a class about literature as created by people of faith, but it is at once both narrower and broader in scope than that makes it sound. Narrower because we are not reading some of the great wrestlings with faith, or explications thereof as it has occurred in some of the greatest literature the world has produced. We could, but we're not. But it is broader because we are considering some literary productions often overlooked in such surveys. Mainly, we will be considering genres that owe their existence in small or large part to the Christian tradition. So, a week on spiritual realism, one on hymnody, apologetic, and devotional writings. Be prepared mainly to read the sorts of things you’d never encounter otherwise. 

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Jane Austen
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