Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 330: Religion, Fantasy and Imagination

RELI 330-001: Religion, Fantasy and Imaginat
(Spring 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Robinson B202

Section Information for Spring 2017

Through the wardrobe to Narnia, from the Shire across Middle Earth to Mount Doom, and up and down the moving staircases of Hogwarts, this course will visit the popular and highly successful fantasy worlds of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling. We will explore the religious themes that inform and give depth to the the alternative realities of these engaging works of literary fantasy, from the quest for meaning and salvation, to the possibility of forgiveness and redemption, to the struggle between forces of light and darkness.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the worlds of religion, fantasy and imagination, presented in selected writings of 20th century fantasy authors, including Lewis, Tolkien, Pullman, Rowling. Covers ideas of quest for enlightenment, redemption or salvation, conflict between good and evil, worlds of the supernatural, parallel dimensions and their inhabitants. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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