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Existentialism in Literature & Film
Lectures are on ITunesU, under UC Berkeley
Updated Aug. 25, 2009
The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God. We will study Dostoyevsky’s and Kierkegaard's attempts to preserve a non-theological version of the God of Christianity, as well as Nietzsche’s attempt, as he saw it, to save us from belief in any version of God offered by our tradition. We will view and discuss three films that deal with related issues.