Religious Studies | Religion in Literature: Narrative and Ethics
R362 | 3785 | Girod
In this course we will read and discuss novels, nonfiction work, plays, poems and short stories about illness and healing. Some of
the specific topics we will address are religious interpretations of illness and healing (and the conflicts those interpretations
might raise in a clinical setting), living with disability, death and dying, and personal and professional challenges for doctors
and nurses. We will continuously ask questions about how narratives function in ethics, whose interests they serve, and what their
promises and limitations are when compared to more traditional philosophical approaches in ethics.