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051

Religious Themes in Literature: C. S. Lewis

Course ID
051
Level
11, 12
Semester
1
Credit
0.500
Method
Regular

In this course the student will read, discuss, and write on a selection of the works of C. S. Lewis, including The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and several novels from the Chronicles of Narnia. The course will delve into the spiritual symbolism and metaphors in Lewis’ works while enjoying his use of fantasy and epistolary writing styles to convey them. Special emphasis will be given to the development of critical thinking through Socratic discussions and writing-as-thinking process. The course will strengthen the student’s critical reading and writing skills while offering an alternative way to investigate his or her own spirituality and relationship with Christ and His Church.

*This course is only offered every-other year, opposite 050 Religious Themes In Literature: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (see below). This course will be offered in the 2020-2021 school year.

Prerequisites

Completion of freshman and sophomore theology classes.