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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Reading Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory Theologically - RL032 (.)
Title: EIPV1-Seminář - teologická interpretace kultury
Guaranteed by: Ecumenical Institute (27-EI)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Timothy Noble, Ph.D.
Class: elective
Annotation -
Last update: doc. Timothy Noble, Ph.D. (18.09.2023)
Please note that this course will take place mainly in English, as it is open to students on the Erasmus programme.
Our text this semester will be The Power and the Glory by the English novelist Graham Greene (1904-1991), which deals with the story of a priest in Mexico during the Civil War, when the church was under threat. We will read the text, reflecting on its view of Christian discipleship, on notions of perfection and sanctity, on what makes someone faithful.
The course is a reading seminar, which means that students are required to read the text. It will be a relatively intense course, as we meet for a long time on a few occasions. The list of classes and the text of the book and other readings are available on Moodle.
Literature - Czech
Last update: doc. Timothy Noble, Ph.D. (18.09.2023)

Below are some general books in English and Czech on theology and culture. For specific readings for this course, please see Moodle.

AMBROS, P. (ed.). Křesťanství a kultura: vědecká konference pořádaná Katedrou pastorální a spirituální teologie CMTF. Olomouc: Refugium Velehrad-Roma, 2006, 109 s. ISBN 80-86715-67-1.
GORRINGE, T. Earthly Visions: Theology and the Challenges of Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011, 254 s. ISBN 978-0-300-16280-6.
HASS, A., JASPER, D. a JAY, E. The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, 889 s. ISBN 9780199544486
KATTAN, A. a GEORGI, F. (eds.). Thinking Modernity: Towards a Reconfiguration of the Relationship between Orthodox Theology and Modern Culture. Balamand: St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, 2010, 230 s. ISBN 978-9953-452-31-9.
MARSH, C. Theology Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Critical Christian Thinking. London: Routledge, 2007, 192 s. ISBN 978-0-415-38012-6.
NIEBUHR, H. R. Christ and Culture. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001, (1951), 320 s. ISBN 9780061300035
NOBLE, I. Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context: Central and East European Search for Roots. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, 230 s. ISBN 978-1-4094-0007-3.
SCHWARTZ, R. (ed.). Transcendence. Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond. New York: Routledge, 2004, 272 s. ISBN 978-0415960700
TILLICH, P. Theology of Culture. Ed. KIMBALL, R. New York: Galaxy, 1964, 213 s. ISBN 9780195007114

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. Timothy Noble, Ph.D. (18.09.2023)

 Please note that the classes are somewhat irregular. Same time and place always, but the dates are a movable feast.

Thursday 12 October 16:50–20:20

The Power and the Glory. Introduction and first couple of chapters. The text is on Moodle, and for the first class I will give you a handout and some time to read the text before we discuss it.

Thursday 19 October 16:50–20:20

The Power and the Glory. Second part of the text, on Moodle as The Power and the Glory Class 2.


Thursday 23 November 16:50–20:20

The Power and the Glory. Second part of the text, on Moodle as The Power and the Glory Class 3.


Thursday 7 December 16:50–20:20

The Power and the Glory. Second part of the text, on Moodle as The Power and the Glory Class 4.


Thursday 4 January 2024 16:50–20:20

The Power and the Glory. Second part of the text, on Moodle as The Power and the Glory Class 5.

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Ladislav Beneš, Dr. (11.06.2020)

Aktivní angličtina, pravidelná aktivní účast na semináři, prezentace

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