R608 Winter 2019 The Theology of Les Misérables
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Jan. 22–Feb. 12
Instructor: Steve Goldman
Sacrifice, forgiveness, the refusal to accept forgiveness, repentance, redemption, law, justice, grace, mercy, pride, greed, humility, and perfected love are some of the grand themes affecting the human condition explored in Victor Hugo’s classic 19th-century novel Les Misérables. We will examine how it presents a romantic, sublime theology that challenges us regarding our own ethical standards and interpersonal relationships.
See F601 for instructor information.