INDS 534

After Disenchantment

Course Description

Join us for a deep dive into the notion of enchantment, illuminating its aesthetic and theological dimensions as well as its implications for life and faith. Explore the enchanted worldview found in primary sources ranging from medieval bestiaries to Francis Bacon's scientific work. Read modern accounts of enchantment from authors like Max Weber, Charles Taylor, and C.S. Lewis. Weigh Alison Milbank and Owen Barfield’s bold proposals regarding the possibility of re-enchantment in our world today. Finally, delve into the thoughtful and timely study of modern-day enchantment found in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun.

Dates Jul 10–Jul 14
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Joy Marie Clarkson

Research Associate in Theology & Literature

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)