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EN 275 - 1 Spiritual Autobiographies

An introduction through their own writings to the spiritual pilgrimages of several significant figures in the history of the church, this course also examines many of the key problems, such as the role of memory and the relation of fact to fiction, in the autobiographical genre. Representative works include Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Grace Abounding, as well as writings by anonymous saints of the Orthodox tradition and a variety of contemporary autobiographies.