Torrey Honors: Literature [Audio]
by Biola University
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The Torrey Honors Institute is a Great Books honors program at Biola University, emphasizing dialogue with primary texts and community discussion. The seminar-style program is supplemented by a series of context lectures to help students understand the ways in which those Great Books exerted influence on their surrounding culture as well as the way the authors were influenced by the context in which they wrote. The context lectures presented here focus broadly on literature, from Spenser to Shakespeare to C.S. Lewis, and a lot in between.
||Richard II / Paul Spears||Dr. Paul Spears discusses Shakespeare's historical play, "Richard II." He gives historical background and offers insight into the characters of the play.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Magician's Nephew / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds discusses C. S. Lewis' book, "The Magician's Nephew." He offers insight into the background of C. S. Lewis and looks at the aim and role of Lewis' fictional world.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Metaphysics....What? / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds explains Aristotle's writings on metaphysics.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aelfric of Eynsham / Aaron J Kleist||Dr. Aaron Kleist discusses the six Christmas sermons of Aelfric of Eynsham.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why I Own the Church Fathers, and How You Can Too / Fred Sanders||Dr. Fred Sanders discusses how Christians in modern denominations might be able to relate to the greater history of the Christian faith.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Timaeus / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds discusses the philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology of Plato's Timaeus.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spenser's Faerie Queen / Melissa Schubert||Dr. Melissa Schubert discusses the literary elements of Spenser's Faerie Queen, looking at the theology expressed through the symbolism of the story.||9/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|