Spirituality in the Writing of L.M. Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic Canadian novel, Anne of Green Gables, has been translated into 40 languages and has sold 50 million copies. Montgomery was an author, Presbyterian minister’s wife, and church leader, and her 21 novels and 500 short stories include conversations about faith and are deeply attentive to spirituality and social morals. Yet she is rarely studied as a Christian public figure or as a writer of theological interest.
This program takes Montgomery seriously as a conversation partner for theological exploration. Participants will study Montgomery’s religious space, her hopes and dreams, her fears and darkness, and the unresolvable tension between her journals and her public writings. We will read her fiction as an “invitation to spiritual life,” discovering the spiritual theology Montgomery invites us to imagine.
This program is sponsored by the Pollok and MacKinnon memorial funds of Pine Hill Divinity Hall.
DATES: May 2 to May 27, 2022
DAYS & TIMES: Online and asynchronous *
TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spirituality-in-the-writing-of-lm-montgomery-tickets-269735485097?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
*Log in and participate at the time and the day that suits you best - no "live" sessions
INSTRUCTOR: Brenton Dickieson, Professor at the University of PEI, Regent College, Maritime Christian College, and Signum University.