Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 6: October 4--8


1.  Bondage of the Will.  Read through chapters 1--3, to page 136. 
2.  A Place to Stand: The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther by Gene Edward Veith.  Begin a leisurely read through this easy, but well done biography.  Read to enjoy.  The book is approximately 225 pages long.  Try to get 20% of it read.
3.  How Should We Then Live?  by Francis Schaeffer.  Read chapters 11--13.  This will complete the book.  We will also finish watching the video series.  The discussion questions will also soon be completed.
4.  Hamlet by Shakespeare.  To read or not to read, there really is no question.  We will start reading/acting out this play, hopefully in the outdoor theatre (the front porch).  The reading of the play will be spontaneous and at whatever times we happen to have 15 to 30 minutes.
5.  Assorted and sundry poetry, partially dictated by the season.

Monday:  Readings in class:  Essays on A Tale of Two Cities

                 Read tonight and every night from Luther and about Luther.

Tuesday:  Terms Test for Philosophy and Science
                 Discussion of Francis Schaeffer and How Should We Then Live?
                 Background helps on understanding Bondage of the Will

Wednesday:  Terms Test on the Age of     t   rag F on i m ta e n (Fragmentation)
                       Thankfully, this test will be different; perhaps easier.                   
                       Francis Schaeffer Video, Session 9, "The Age of Personal Peace and Affluence."

Thursday:  Francis Schaeffer Video,  Session 10, "Final Choices."
                   What issues do we face today?
                    What has changed since 1976?               

Friday:      Final Assessments of Schaeffer's Work

"How beautiful Christianity is; first, because of the sparkling quality of its intellectual answers, but, secondly, because of the beautiful quality of its human and personal answers."
Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality

"Why should we honor those who die on the field of battle? A man may show as restless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself." 
William Butler Yeats

"He (Hamlet) accepts the world as it is, the world as a duel, in which, whether we know it or not, evil holds the poisoned rapier and the poisoned chalice waits; and in which, if we win at all, it costs not less than everything."
Maynard Mack, "The World of Hamlet"

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