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The Bible and Literature

ENGL 033.001
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Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major

 

This course will endeavor to show how authors who knew the Bible well used it to think through fundamental human problems.  In this effort, they used the Bible sometimes as a help and sometimes as a sounding board.  We will read selections from the Old and New Testaments in the King James Version and the works of three authors:  Chaucer's mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Canterbury Tales (in the translation by Coghill , selected), Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream   and  King Lear, and Melville's Billy Budd.   Midterm, final, two papers.