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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 203 Religion and the Literary Imagination

This course interprets the religious meanings and implications of a selection of twentieth-century novels. The focus is upon the problematic relationship of the religious protagonisst to society and God, or to some other ultimate concern. Other themes considered include the conflict of faith and doubt tensions between religious commitment and aesthetic yearnings, moral and ethical responsibility in the confrontation with evil, and religious dilemmas arising from the encounter between different cultures and religions. [H, V, W]