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TMST 7153 Theology and Literature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A study of major works of Christian literature as sources for theology. We study hymns and verse from the early church, including the Odes of Solomon, the works of Ephrem, and the hymns of Ambrose, before examining the literature of the Middle Ages, including selections from Dante’s Inferno, and the poets and playwrights of the Renaissance. We conclude with major Christian novelists of recent decades, including Flannery O’Connor and Marilynne Robinson. There will be discussion on issues of form and content in theology as well as special attention to literary approaches to Christian doctrine and mystery.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brian Dunkle, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17