ROLLAND HEIN, LEADER
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Time and Location: Wednesday afternoons, 2:00 - 3:00, Lecture Room at the Wade Center, corner of Washington and Lincoln Streets, Wheaton, IL.
TEXTS: Anthony Trollope. Framley Parsonage. Penguin Classics
Christian Wiman. My Bright Abyss. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Selected by Renovare.
Texts are available from the Wheaton College Bookstore at 20% discount with a certificate from the Wade Center.
DESCRIPTION: In My Bright Abyss Christian Wiman, who has suffered the ravages of a terminal disease over a period of several years, chronicles his search for a satisfying faith. A contemporary author and poet with a highly sensitive, inquiring nature, his honest probing of his inner turmoil and deep longings bespeaks that of many people in our contemporary world. Considering his struggles from a Biblical perspective should serve both to help us better to understand the contemporary mind as well as deepen our own understanding of the nature of a truly satisfying relation to God in Christ.
Framley Parsonage tells the story of Dr. Mark Robarts, clergyman for the Church of England, and of his sister, Lucy. Mark, who is vicar at Framley, has been granted his living by the gracious Lady Lufton of Framley Court. Lady Lufton finds her prim world severely challenged when Mark allows his rather innocent professional ambitions to embroil him in a moral dilemma, and when her son defies English class assumptions and becomes amorously inclined towards Lucy. Considering how the Robarts brother and sister react to their respective predicaments should be instructive in both the nature of temptations and their proper responses.
25 Books is an introductory anthology of Christian classics.
Sept. 4: 25 Books: The Cloud of Unknowing
11: Wiman, pp. 1 - 37.
18: Wiman, pp. 39 - 61
25: Wiman, pp. 63 - 101
Oct. 2: 25 Books: Rev. of Divine Love
9: Wiman, pp. 103 - 144
16: Wiman, pp. 145 - end.
23: Framley Parsonage, Chapters 1 - 8
30: Chapters 9 - 16
Nov. 6: 25 Books: The Imitation of Christ
13: Chapters 17 - 24
20: Chapters 25 - 32
27: Chapters 33 - 40
Dec. 4: Chapters 41 - end