Spring 2017 Online Course

Spring 2017 -- Online Course

THEO 64409 - Section 01: CS Lewis: Vices & Virtues - David Fagerberg

Course Description:
This course will examine liturgical asceticism, defined as the battle with the vices that occurs on the path to deification. To make that clear we will draw from three reading sources. First, the roots of Christian mysticism in the Church fathers, particularly in the East. Second, the sayings of the desert fathers as they forged this path. And third, the fiction of C. S. Lewis in which he describes the cost of transfiguration. We will use him to begin a conversation on the doctrine of sin (Screwtape Letters) and nature of temptation (Perelandra), sanctifying cooperation with grace (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe), and the final formation of saints (The Great Divorce, The Last Battle). We will then continue that conversation with other theologians (Augustine, Maximus, Athanasius, Aquinas, Chesterton, Sayers). 

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2017 
Campus: Online Learning 
Credits: 3 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter 
Course may not be repeated