Matthew Lawrence Potts
The sacrifice of children is a recurring theme in American fiction, as well as a persistently unsettling theological preoccupation of religion. Christian theology, in particular, has long wrestled with the question of the sacrifice of the son alongside its own complicated questions of atonement. This course will explore ideas of sacrifice and atonement primarily through the study of contemporary theoretical and theological works, and also through some readings of recent literary fiction. Readings will include selections from Anselm, Girard, Derrida, Balthasar, McCarthy, and Morrison, among others.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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