Albert Camus’ novel The Plague tells the story of the citizens of Oran, a city that is beset by an outbreak of the plague. How will the plague affect them individually? How will they treat each other? Where will they find hope? Camus, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, was not a Christian, but we can still learn much from his story, which bears many striking similarities to our situation today. During this four-week class, we will read the novel together and discuss the themes that it raises for our Christian faith. All are welcome! Keep reading for registration information.
The Rev. Dr. David McNutt (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an Associate Editor at IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, and Associate Lecturer of Core Studies at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in theology and philosophy. He is also an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and he serves as a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn.
Sundays, Feb 14-March 7 | 11:30am – 12:30pm on Zoom
[Dr. McNutt will be using the Vintage Version of the text (1991). Please obtain your own copy.]
Week 1: Sunday, February 14 | Introduction to The Plague and Part I, pp. 1-63
Week 2: Sunday, February 21 | Part II, pp. 65-164
Week 3: Sunday, February 28 | Parts III-IV, pp. 165-265
Week 4: Sunday, March 7 | Part V, pp. 267-308