Literature & Spirituality

Spirituality as Quest, Pt. 10 -- Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha"; Reading a Story, Pt. 13 -- John Updike



Our passage from the Word of God today is 2 Chronicles 35:25 which reads: "And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations." Our quote today is from Cyril Connolly. He said: "While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living." In this podcast, we are using as our texts: "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt, and "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing" by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia.  Our first topic for today is "Spirituality as Quest, Part 10" from the book, "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt. We are continuing our selection from Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha: The Ferryman (Part 3)Siddhartha stayed with the ferryman and learned to operate the boat, and when there was nothing to do at the ferry, he worke