Discussion series continues with “The Power and the Glory”
The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, Feb. 26 with Graham Greene’s “The Power and the Glory.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.
“The Power and the Glory” is set in a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, where a paramilitary group called the Red Shirts has taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly “whiskey priest” is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.
The series will continue throughout the spring 2015 semester, and participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, March 26: “Death Comes for the Archbishop” by Willa Cather (available online)
- Thursday, April 30: “No Man is an Island” by Thomas Merton
Discussions will be held in the McKillop Library’s special collections room 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, the Pell Honors Program and the McKillop Library. For more information, contact Dr. Lois Eveleth, professor of philosophy, at (401) 341-3170.