Section: Humanities, Literature, Schools   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Have you ever wrestled with the tough questions of life? How can there be a good God if there is so much evil in the world? What does Christianity have to do with my culture? What is the relationship between science and religion? What is at the heart of faith in Christ? Join me as we explore these and other questions through the eyes of Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the deepest Christian thinkers of all time. In this course we will read and discuss the psychologically penetrating works of this 19th century Russian author. Beware, Dostoevsky’s works are not for the faint of heart, but a careful examination of his literature will reap profound rewards.

This course carries an honors designation.

Prerequisites: This class is aimed at students in the 11th or 12th grade who have had substantial exposure to writings such as those found in The Great Conversation series.  Exceptional 10th graders will be considered for admission upon request.

Due to the apologetic component of this class, students may receive credit against graduation requirements for either Literature or Theology.

2023-2024 Book List