The Instrument for Telling God's Story:
Flannery O'Connor's Vision for the Writer
Presented by Victor Judge
Dinner: 5:30pm (reservations required), $5.00 adults, $3.00 children. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729, for reservations. Dinner reservations are required by 4pm on Monday each week.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30pm
During this Lenten lecture series, Victor Judge will lead attendees through an exploration of three of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories in order to construct her “theology of writing as an incarnational art.” The selections include “The Partridge Festival,” “The Enduring Chill,” and “A Late Encounter with the Enemy.” This academic year is significant for the legacy of O’Connor because we celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of her birth, the fiftieth anniversary of her death, and her induction into the American Poets Corner in the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York. Discussions of O’Connor’s theology of writing will also include readings from the most recent publication in her canon, the prayer journal she maintained as a matriculant at the University of Iowa.
The lecturer for the series is Victor Judge, assistant dean for academic affairs and lecturer in literature and religion at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
This class is a modern adaptation of an ancient church process by which adults were prepared for entry into Christian faith and life. Participation may prepare adults for Confirmation in the Episcopal Church, Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows for those already confirmed, or Reception from another Christian faith tradition. The class is led by Dean Timothy Kimbrough and Joshua Caler, Curate.