LREL
2105

Catholic Saints & Their Cults

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Catholic Saints & Their Cults
Fall 2024
Taught By: Michael Pettinger
Section: A

CRN: 17284

Credits: 4

This course examines the literature and art that grew up around the cult of the saints in the Catholic tradition. Students read accounts of the lives and miracles of the saints (hagiographies), paying close attention to the various literary forms they take (memoir, letter, sermon, romance, etc.) and the ways in which history has informed and changed the understanding of the holy and role of the saint. The course also considers the evolving theological arguments for and against the veneration and depiction of the saints in a variety of historical and political contexts.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Liberal Arts (LIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:42am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024