Sin and Salvation in George Saunders’ “Lincoln in the Bardo”
An Adult Ed Discussion lead by Adrian Vaagenes, M. Div, MILS
Adrian Vaagenes, M.Div, MILS
Digital & Archival Librarian, Woodstock Theological Library, Georgetown University
Sunday, February 3 & 10, 2019,
Mr. Vaagenes writes:
Part ghost story, Lincoln’s biography, and theological treatise, George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo has it all (including a Man Booker Prize). This February we’ll be mining Bardo for its insights, exploring issues like human freedom, the good life, and divine judgement. Please pick up the book during your holiday break and get ready to engage with your fellow members as we attempt to place Bardo in dialogue with the gospel.
And a Washington Post writer began his review saying:
The long wait for a novel from the short-story genius George Saunders is finally over. And as anyone who knows Saunders’s work would expect, his first novel is a strikingly original production, a divisively odd book bound to either dazzle or alienate readers. Here’s a link to the full review.
Please try to get and read the book before those dates.
The lecture is open to all and will be enjoyable whether or not you’ve read, but those who have read the book will enjoy and learn just that much more.
Adrian’s a great teacher and this book sounds like a real adventure. What’s not to love?
As Adrian suggests: read the book and join the fun!