How and Why to Read Epic Literature
November 07, 2011 Length: 56:28Kay Harkins, associate professor of English Literature and Language at St. Katherine College, assays an Orthodox theory of literary criticism, which she bases on the principles of humility and compassion. Drawing on C. S. Lewis's A Preface to Paradise Lost, Harkins shows how an Orthodox approach to the old epic poems explains both why and how we ought to read them.
"Circumstances meant that I would take up residency in North Carolina but miles from any local parishes. Thanks be to God I discovered that I can bring the beautiful sounds of Orthodoxy right into my home any time at all, and hear the voices of a few old dear friends too."