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Reading Group Session Media

Reading Group Session Media

Reading at the Wade: Saturday Book Group

This book discussion group, facilitated by Dr. Rolland Hein, meets at the Wade Center on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Fall session is September 8 through November 17, 2018.

Fall discussion is on Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Till We Have Faces, first published in 1956, was Lewis's last novel. C.S. Lewis himself described it as his "favorite of all my books." A reinterpretation of the Cupid and Psyche myth, this story is a complex work that holds rich rewards for the reader. In The Silmarillion Tolkien gives his account of the First Age of the World; that is, the nature of creation and the beginnings of creaturely life. A knowledge of his complex and highly detailed chronicles gives a richness and depth of understanding to our experiences of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Syllabus

Previous sessions of Reading at the Wade may be accessed here.

 

Previous Reading Groups

purple lady Prof. David McNutt, adjunct professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, led noontime and evening sessions exploring detective fiction works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, and Dorothy L. Sayers that feature their respective detective characters: Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, and Lord Peter Wimsey. Classes were held March-April 2011. (Detective Fiction Syllabus)

Wise Woman Book Cover GraphicDr. Chris Mitchell led noontime and evening sessions exploring George MacDonald's fairy tale The Wise Woman, Mondays in February 2011. (Wise Woman Syllabus)