This upcoming January, St. Paul and Illuminé are relaunching our monthly book club. We're morphing the Illuminé book club into a Great Books Club
. If you're not too sure what a Great Books Club is, or why we would do it, here's a good podcast on it
We're starting out with the Iliad, and we'll be remaining largely within works of literature (so probably no mathematical treatises like Galileo or major histories like Gibbon), so think along the lines of Homer, Plato, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Swift, Voltaire, Melville, Twain, Tolstoy, Brontë, Shelley, and Dostoyevsky.
This is not for university-aged people only. Illuminé's goal is to open this up to many ages and walks of life, as well as both Christians and non-Christians.
We will meet once a month, and we will assign reading of about 100 pages a week to keep it very manageable. Our first meeting will be January 16, 4 to 5pm, over zoom
. This first meeting will not be a book discussion, but a meet-and-greet and talk about the Great Books, along with a few short videos on discussing the Great Books.
Why a book club? Good books have an amazing ability, not only to tap into what makes us human, but also to change us. Join us as we reflect on, and respond to a wide variety of the world’s greatest literature, and help us find accurate portrayals of human nature and the world we live in. Every third Saturday of the month. 4pm to 5pm.