THE 4990 Course Schedule - Spring 2017 (projected)

1 | Wed Jan 23 | Introduction to the Theology of Beauty

READ:

  • Psalm 1 - 6
  • THE 4990 Class Syllabus
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “Nobel Lecture”, online

COMPLETE (in class):

UNIT 1: THEOLOGIES OF BEAUTY

2 | Wed Jan 30 | From Ideology to Humanism | Sacraments and Beauty

READ:

  • Psalms 7 - 18
  • Wolfe, Beauty Will Save the World, Prologue and Chapters 1 – 4, pgs. ix – 46, online
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “Nobel Lecture”, online
  • Lev, Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Part 1, Introduction, Chap. 1-7, Lives of the Artists, pgs. 1-90, 277-295

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Beauty Assignment Sheet 2

3 | Wed Feb 6 | Intercession and Beauty | Receive Minor Paper on the Theology of Beauty (DUE Tue Feb 26)

READ:

  • Psalms 19 - 30
  • Lev, Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Part 2, Chap. 8-14, pgs. 91-174

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Beauty Assignment Sheet 3

4 | Wed Feb 13 | Cooperation and Beauty

READ:

  • Psalms 31 - 42
  • Lev, Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Part 3, Chap. 15-21, Epilogue, Afterword, pgs. 175-275

COMPLETE:

  • Encountering Beauty Assignment Sheet 4

UNIT 2: BEAUTY IN THE ARTS

5 | Wed Feb 27 | Christianity and the Arts

READ:

  • Psalms 43 - 54
  • Edith Hamilton, Mythology, “Cupid and Psyche,” pgs. 121-134, selection online
  • C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, Part I, Chapters 1-4, pgs. 3-43, Note, pgs. 311-313

COMPLETE:

6 | Wed Mar 13 | Christianity and the Arts

READ:

  • Psalms 55 - 66
  • Lewis, Till We Have Faces, Part I, Chapters 5-13, pgs. 44-153

COMPLETE:

7 | Wed Mar 20 | Christianity and the Arts | Receive Occasion of Joy Minor Paper on Beauty in Literature (Due Apr 2)

READ:

  • Psalms 67 - 78
  • Lewis, Till We Have Faces, Part I, Chapters 14-21, pgs. 154-250

COMPLETE:

8 | Wed Mar 27 | Christianity and the Arts

READ:

  • Psalms 79 - 90
  • Lewis, Till We Have Faces, Part II, Chapters 1-4, pgs. 253-309

COMPLETE:

UNIT 3: BEAUTY AS CULTURE MAKING AND CULTURE CARE

9 | Wed Apr 3 | Culture

READ:

  • Psalms 91 - 102
  • Andy Crouch, Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Introduction and Chapters 1 – 5, pgs. 9 – 100

COMPLETE:

10 | Wed Apr 10 | Gospel | Possible Interview with Special Guest 1

READ:

  • Psalms 103 - 114
  • Andy Crouch, Culture Making, Chapters 6 - 11, pgs. 101 – 183

COMPLETE:

11 | Wed Apr 17 | Calling | Possible Interview with Special Guest 2

READ:

  • Psalms 115 - 126
  • Andy Crouch, Culture Making, Chapters 12 - 16, Postscript, pgs. 187 - 268

COMPLETE:

12 | Wed Apr 24 | Culture Care | Interview with Possible Special Guest 3

READ:

  • Psalms 127 - 138
  • Fujimura, Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life, Preface and Chapters 1 - 9, pgs. 12 - 77

COMPLETE:

13 | Wed May 1 | Culture Care | Interview with Possible Special Guest 4

READ:

  • Psalms 139 - 150
  • Fujimura, Culture Care, Chapters 10 - 18 and Postscript, pgs. 78 - 140

COMPLETE:

14 | Wed May 15 | Final Exam Week

COMPLETE:

  • Final Research Paper (due Wednesday, May 15)