In this tuition-free class led by Dr. Gary Hartenburg, students will develop critical thinking, listening, and discussion skills as they grapple with foundational questions of faith and existence. Students will read and discuss a variety of classic literature along with selected works of the writers known as the Inklings, especially C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as similar-minded contemporaries such as Dorothy Sayers and G. K. Chesterton.
Students will be expected to complete reading assignments in preparation for class, and there may be optional writing assignments.
$156 supplies fee covers the cost of BHSC-purchased student materials including all the following texts as well as other teaching/classroom resources:
- Herodotus, The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories, selections
- Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, trans. Robert Fagles
- Plato, Phaedo, in Five Dialogues, trans. G. M. A. Grube
- Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, trans. Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo
- Horace, Odes, trans. Stanley Lombardo
- Poetic Edda, trans. Jackson Crawford
- Beowulf, trans. Seamus Heaney
- Tolkien, Silmarillion
- Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love
- plus one or two other books TBD
Families provide three-ring binder with lined paper, as well as pens, pencils, and erasers in a pencil pouch.