Discussion series continues with “Letters and Papers From Prison”
The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, Feb. 25 with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Letters and Papers From Prison.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.
Bonhoeffer was a young German pastor who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 for his part in the “officers’ plot” to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The materials in his “Letters and Papers from Prison” introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religion-less Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.
The series will continue throughout the spring 2016 semester, and participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, March 31: “Mit Brennender Sorge” (encyclical on the church and the German Reich) by Pope Pius XI
- Thursday, April 28: “Everlasting Man” by G.K. Chesterton (available online)
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.