Book discussion series continues with “Wise Blood”

The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, March 21 with Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, “Wise Blood.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.

Considered a classic of 20th century literature, “Wise Blood” focuses on the story of Hazel Motes, a 22-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings and wisdoms give us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.

After meeting on a monthly basis throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, the “Reading Christian Classics” series will wrap up Thursday, April 25 with Martin Marty’s “Martin Luther: A Life.”

Discussions are held in the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will last about one hour. Each participant should furnish his or her copy of the book, read it prior to the session and come willing to share interpretations or comments.

“Reading Christian Classics” is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life. For more information, contact Dr. Lois Eveleth, professor of philosophy, at (401) 341-3170.

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