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Book of the Year "Confessions"

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Messiah University Honors Program Book of the Year: "Confessions"

 

The Book Of The Year (BOTY) program

Students during their first year in the Honors Program together read a book over the course of the academic year that has been chosen by the program. The Book Of The Year changes from year to year, but all the books that are part of this program are essential books that have proven to be transformative for countless readers. The BOTY program offers an opportunity to explore fundamental questions along with a great circle of readers and discussants through the ages. Moreover, it contributes to the maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith among participating students, and builds bonds among them as they read and converse together.

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Augusine's Congessions - BOTY for 2022-2023

The BOTY for 2022-23 is Augustine’s Confessions (trans. F. J. Sheed), available as an e-book through Murray Library here.

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Schedule of events and activities around Augustine's Confessions

o    By August 23rd, read introductory materials (pages ix-xxxv)
o    By September 26th, read through the end of Book 4 (page 72) for seminar
o    September 26-30 - participate in one of several discussion seminars offered 
o    October 12 - attend BOTY event: lecture by Dr. Anthony Eseke
o    By October 24th, read through the end of Book 7 (page 137) 
o    By January 23rd, read through the end of Book 10 (page 229) for seminar 
o    January 23-27 - participate in one of several discussion seminars offered
o    February (date TBD) - attend BOTY event: lecture by Dr. Jim LaGrand
o    By March 6th, read through end (page 321) to write paper in honors CCC

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