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The Clergy and Church in Contemporary Film and Literature

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This online course (using Facebook-based platforms) will consider how clergy are portrayed in literature, film, television, and other mediums. We will consider questions of what these portrayals mean for the cultural and theological standing of clergy today, and how that differs across historical and social contexts. We will consider novels from Willa Cather, Shusaku Endo, Sinclair Lewis, and Marilyn Robinson as well as films such as Cavalry and The Apostle. Students interested in ministry will gain insights as to how the church has viewed itself and been viewed by others, and students of religion and culture will have a chance to consider how the ambiguous presence of clergy in art has shaped collective notions of morality, ethics, and the sacred.

Work for the class will be completed on a weekly basis, based on individual student schedules.

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