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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 3896 - The Literature of Catholicism and Christian Spirituality

The course will analyze works of literature that explore the Catholic faith, the sacramental experience of Catholicism, and Christian spirituality depicted in human relationships with Christ. The course further highlights issues common to major writers across the centuries, e.g., problems of evil and sinfulness, anguish over personal salvation, the beauty and goodness of God’s creation, the unconditional love of God. To accomplish these aims, the course introduces students to poets like John Donne, George Herbert, and Gerard Manley Hopkins; narrative artists like Graham Greene, Flannery O’Connor, and Ron Hansen; dramatists like Thomas Bolt and T.S. Eliot; spiritual autobiographers like Thomas Merton and Therese of Lisieux.

Prerequisite: EN 1110 /EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 .