THE 4990 Course Schedule - Spring 2017 (projected)

1 | Wed Jan 18 | Introduction to the Theology of Beauty

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UNIT 1: THEOLOGY OF BEAUTY

2 | Wed Jan 25 | From Ideology to Humanism

READ:

  • Psalms 7 - 18
  • Wolfe, Beauty Will Save the World, Prologue and Chapters 1 – 4, pgs. ix – 46
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “Nobel Lecture”, online

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3 | Wed Feb 1 | Christianity, Literature, and Modernity

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  • Psalms 19 - 30
  • Wolfe, Beauty Will Save the World, Chapters 5 – 8, pgs. 49 – 101

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4 | Wed Feb 8 | Class Cancelled

5 | Wed Feb 15 | Writers, Artists, and Essayists on Beauty

READ:

  • Psalms 31 - 42
  • Wolfe, Beauty Will Save the World, Selections from Chapters 9 – 21, pgs. 105 – 257

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UNIT 2: BEAUTY IN THE ARTS

6 | Wed Feb 22 | Christianity and the Arts - Middle Ages

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  • Psalms 43 - 54
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Parts I and II, Stanzas 1 - 45

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7 | Wed Mar 8 | Christianity and the Arts - Middle Ages

READ:

  • Psalms 55 - 66
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Parts III and IV, Stanzas 46 - 101

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8 | Wed Mar 15 | Christianity and the Arts - Modern Age

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  • Psalms 67 - 78
  • C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, Preface and Chapters 1 - 8

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9 | Wed Mar 22 | Christianity and the Arts - Modern Age

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  • Psalms 79 - 90
  • C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, Chapters 9 - 14

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UNIT 3: BEAUTY AS CULTURE MAKING AND CULTURE CARE

10 | Wed Mar 29 | Culture

READ:

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

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11 | Wed Apr 5 | Gospel and Beauty

READ:

  • Psalms 103 - 126
  • Andy Crouch, Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Chapters 6 - 16 and Postscript, pgs. 101 – 268

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12 | Wed Apr 19 | Culture Care

READ:

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

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13 | Wed Apr 26 | Culture Care

READ:

  • Psalms 139 - 150
  • Fujimura, Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life, Chapters 10 - 18 and Postscript

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14 | Wed May 10 | Final Exam Week

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