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Reading Fiction as a Spiritual Practice
- Course Dates: Mon 28 October, 10:00 am to Wed 30 October, 4:00 pm
William Blake called the Old and New Testaments ‘The Great Code of Western Art’ and we see it over and over again in great works of fiction.
In this course, we will explore the symbols at play in three novels in profound conversation with the Bible:
· To Kill a Mockingbird on Mon, 28 October 2019
· Jane Eyre on Tues, 29 October 2019 and
· The Life of Pi Wed, 30 October 2019
Book one day, two days, or all three days. Discounted B&B is available for those who wish to stay in College and attend more than one day.
The word “fiction” means “to make.” This course will demonstrate how great works of literature make novel meanings out of the myths and metaphors of the Bible. Participants will be engaging in an imaginatively transformative way of reading, one applicable to both fiction and scripture. Focusing on one book per day, we will illuminate the scriptural symbolism that is animated and imagined in the novel(s). Additionally, the course will explore the theological implications of reading the Bible in a similar imaginative, animating, and incarnational way.
In collaboration with The Centre for Contemporary Spirituality .
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