Book discussion series continues with Tolstoy’s “What Men Live By”
The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, Oct. 25 with Leo Tolstoy’s “What Men Live By and Other Tales.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.
In addition to the short story “What Men Live By,” Tolstoy’s compilation, published in 1885, includes “The Three Questions,” “The Coffee-House of Surat” and “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”
The series will continue throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, and participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, Nov. 29 – “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit” by Daniel Quinn
- Thursday, Feb. 28 – “Saint Francis of Assisi” by G.K. Chesterton
- Thursday, March 28 – “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor
- Thursday, April 25 – “Martin Luther: A Life” by Martin Marty
Discussions will be 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.