Lesson 1: “Literature and Civilization.”
A. Main concepts of a worldview
This translates into these five:
B. Literature reinforces what people believe.
C. Literature amuses people — overcomes boredom.
D. Literature teaches children: stories.
E. Literature connects us with the past.
F. Literature offers hope for the future — or should.
Reading assignment: Genesis 1-4.
Before you begin, put this website in your file of vital websites. It traces the etymology — origins — of words. This is important when you are reading older books. Click here.