Courses, Comprehension and Chapters: Two Suggested Books for Ambrose Students

Courses, Comprehension and Chapters: Two Suggested Books for Ambrose Students

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As an English Major, reading is one of my favorite things to do! Coming to Ambrose, there were some pieces of literature that I wish that I had read before attending classes. I am only going to suggest two different sources and I would say that they are both quite foundational and specific to courses at Ambrose being that it is a Christian university.

The first one would be John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Paradise Lost is beautiful rendition of the first three chapters of Genesis expanded into 300 pages of poetry. Not only is this piece of literature is foundational to most literature that came after it, it is an interesting prompt for the Christian mind. It is well worth a read before diving into other texts. There is a class dedicated to Paradise Lost that I would highly encourage everyone (not just English majors) to take.

The second would be Saint Augustine’s Confessions. Confessions is fundamental to Christianity and has also widely contributed to literature that came after it as well. This is also a reading that would benefit, not only English Literature students, but all students in all programs. Both of these books would not take too long to read and will provide some previous knowledge that will help you have a deeper comprehension of your studies.

Happy reading! 

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