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NEH Enduring Questions Course on "What Good Is Leisure?"
Daniel Ritchie, Bethel College, Minnesota
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AQ-50954-13
Translating the Sabbath in John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Wendell Berry’s Sabbath poems (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Translating the Sabbath in John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Wendell Berry’s Sabbath poems
Author: Daniel Ritchie and Jared Hedges
Abstract: Explores a number of themes that are common to Milton and his Puritan context, as well as to Berry and our own context: leisure, work, worship, sexuality, spontaneity, community, and the ‘architecture of time.’ An additional theme, a ‘greater argument’ beyond all of these themes, surfaces in both poets' work—“resurrection.” Both poets translate Sabbath into the earthly experience of resurrection, or “heaven,” to use Berry’s term. Their poetry invites us to construct in our own lives a “place of rest” by living in the presence of resurrection.
Conference Name: "Ancient Texts and Global Worlds: Translation in Theory, History, and Practice," Wheaton College (IL)
"Fully Engaged" - An eight-session discussion series on work, leisure and integrity (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: "Fully Engaged" - An eight-session discussion series on work, leisure and integrity
Author: Daniel Ritchie
Abstract: A small group discussion series, during the 2014-15 academic year, designed for business professionals looking for more holistic forms of engagement in life and work. Our readings take us deep into the social, intellectual, and personal challenges that great writers and leaders have posed. As we discuss their meaning for our families, vocations, and culture, we'll seek to lead more fully engaged lives.
Date Range: September 2014 - May 2015
Primary URL: https://www.bethel.edu/events/2015/fully-engaged
Secondary URL Description: Bethel University