Sacred Texts & Their Literary Influence

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Department Language Arts
Teacher Stephen Rustin
Sessions 1
GR Code EL
Offered Previously
Open to Freshmen

Sacred Texts & Their Literary Influence will focus on various forms of religious literature and their impact on various societies. We will read and analyze selections from the Bible, Quran, Bhagavad Gita, Talmud, and Dhammapada. We will then read and analyze several modern novels with strong religious themes, looking for connections between them and the sacred texts. Students will write a research paper on a chosen religious tradition, will write their own short stories with religious themes, and will demonstrate their learning through other projects.