CANCELED - L605 Summer 2020 The Theology of Les Misérables: A Sacred Text by a Secular Author
Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, June 24–July 15
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 as explored in Victor Hugo’s classic 19th-century novel Les Misérables. We will examine the ways the story presents a romantic, sublime theology that challenges us regarding our own ethical standards and interpersonal relationships.
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