The Religious Questions in William Faulkner's Novel Light in August
Published in 1932, Light in August presents William Faulkner's critique of the pathology of Southern "civil" religion and the tragic consequences that ensue when regional culture is sacralized in the name of Christianity. We shall read the twenty-one chapters of Faulkner's novel in relation to the twenty-one chapters of the Gospel according to St. John and consider how Faulkner represents the Passion of Christ in the post-Civil War South.
The lecturer for the Lenten series is Victor Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and lecturer in literature and religion at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Dinner 5:30pm (reservations required), $5 adults, $3 children
For reservations, please call 615.255.7729.
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.