HIST 4818 Twentieth-Century Catholic Imagination: Beyond Morality Into Mystery (Spring: 3 )
Late nineteenth-century positivism reduced the boundaries of the "real" to the "observable." In reaction, Catholic philosophers, writers and artists constructed their own world which took them from "morality into metaphysics." This course will sample some of those representations of mystery throughout the twentieth-century, including philosophers Marcel and Maritain; memoirs of Raissa Maritain and Dorothy Day; fiction of Mauriac, Bernanos, Greene, Flannery O'Connor, Jack Kerouac, Andr Dubus and Fenton Johnson; essays of Annie Dillard; poetry of Denise Levertov; painting by Denis and Rouault; music of Messiaen and Durufl; and films by Bresson, Fellini and Kieslowski.
Instructor(s): Stephen Schloesser, S.J.
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14