Literature

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Hebrews 11:3, ESV

What you will learn

Our God speaks, and so we speak. Stories, poems, epics and plays – men and women have sought to express the good, the true and the beautiful through these written forms for millennia.

Students undertaking the Literature course will receive an overview of western literature from Greco-Roman epics to romantic poems through to fantasy and sci-fi.

We want students to understand the various genres of literature and to see literature as imaginative expression which seeks to make connections, communicate ideas and explore experiences.

The Good, The True and The Beautiful will be themes we return to again and again as we consider how key literary texts engage with these transcendent concepts, always comparing the authors perspective to God’s perspective.

Students will have the opportunity to try their hand at writing as we want to convey the power of words to impact people and ultimately shape the world.

Contact our Registrar to Enquire about Enrolment

Lecturers

Luke Powell

Luke Powell is studying History and English with a bachelor’s of secondary education at the University of Sydney. He also attends a Presbyterian church in Strathfield.

Thomas Eglinton

Thomas is the manager of Reformers Bookshop and an elder at Smithfield Baptist Church.