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Sunday Services at 8:30 and 11:15
Seeking the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead

What a Wonderful World: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead

Taught by Sam Heath
Reverend John Ames is going to die. He has a heart condition that prompts him to begin a series of letters in 1956 to his seven-year-old son in order to teach the boy that which Ames will be unable to impart. Marilynne Robinson’s novel Gilead is an epistolary collection of those letters, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005. This class is a meditation on the novel and its themes, on storytelling, on death, on beauty—all connected to the story of Jesus.

5.21.17 Class 1 Slidesaudio filehandout
5.28.17 Class 2 Slidesaudio filehandout
6.4.17 Class 3 Slidesaudio filehandout
6.11.17 Class 4 Slidesaudio filehandout
6.18.17 Class 5 Audio file

On the Gospel Coalition website, Phil Ryken did a sort of online book club for Gilead a few years ago. He wrote several articles to generate discussion. They are brilliant and worth reading if you want to further dive into the concepts and themes of the novel. You can find them here:
Article 1
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4
Article 5
Article 6