TH641 CHRISTIAN LITERARY CLASSICS

Prof. Janet Benestad Profile

Tuesdays 2:45-4:45PM

Fall

Theology
Elective
Theology
Elective

This study of theology and philosophy in preparation for the priesthood is enhanced by the study of great works of Christian literature. Reading the writings of saints and thoughtful Christians contributes to spiritual, pastoral and human formation that is so much a part of the mission of St. John’s Seminary. Students in this course will read five classics: Manzoni, The Betrothed; St. Thérese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul; Bernanos, The Diary of a Country Priest; Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop; and, Flannery O’Connor, Everything That Rises Must Converge. Students will discuss and write about major themes, including the relationship of the individual to God, grace, the problem of good and evil, human love, etc.