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Credible Witness: Reynolds Price on Scripture and Belief
What does a self-proclaimed “outlaw Christian” have to say about scripture and belief? Reynolds Price is better known for his secular writings, but he wrote frequently on belief and scripture. We will study two of his books A Palpable God and Three Gospels, and Price’s poem sequence Nine Mysteries Four Joyful, Four Sorrowful, One Glorious. We will begin with Price’s writings on the theory and nature of sacred narrative. We will then consider his translations of scripture, and his writings about scripture, from both a critical and theological perspective as well as his use of the midrash tradition in poetry based on scripture.
Charles Chadwick has a BA and an MA in literature and taught adult education courses in literature extensively in Northern Virginia prior to his retirement. He has continued teaching literature courses, now for OLLI, since 2014. In his career, he was active both as a corporate ethicist and as an executive in US government contracting. However, he confesses that literature always has been his first love.
Class members will need a copy of Price's Three Gospels (available in both new and used copies from Amazon).