Fall 2009

Theme:  Justice and Power


Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings that are not reprinted in the Paideia I Reader. In addition, the Paideia I faculty require that students own a good hardback dictionary such as The American Heritage, The Random House, or The Webster’s New Collegiate. One is available for purchase in the Luther Bookstore.

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed. James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 289-302. Paideia I Reader 163-176.

Lunsford, Andrea. A. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 3rd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.

Luther, Martin. Luther’s Works: The Christian in Society II. Volume 45. Ed. Walther I. Brandt.  Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1962. “Temporal Authority: To What Extent It Should Be Obeyed,” 81-129. Paideia I Reader 73-121. 

Luther, Martin. Luther’s Works: The Christian in Society III. Volume 46. Ed. Robert C. Schultz. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1967. “Admonition to Peace A Reply to The Twelve Articles of the Peasants in Swabia,” 17-43. Paideia I Reader 123-149 and “Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants,” 49-55. Paideia I Reader 151-157.

Luther, Martin. “Dear Christians, One and All” Text: Martin Luther, 1483-1546; tr. Richard Massie, 1800-1887, alt. Music: NUN FREUT EUCH, Etlich christlich Lieder, Wittenberg, 1524. Paideia I Reader 66-67.

Menon, Ritu and Kamla Bhasin. Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition. New Dehli: Kali for Women, 1998. “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women,” 32-45; 61-63.  Paideia I Reader 189-205.

Patel, Eboo. Acts of Faith. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2009. Jacqueline Wilkie. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2009.

Plato.  The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato. Trans. Benjamin Jowett. New York. P.F. Collier & Son, 1909.  3-29. PaideiaI Reader 241-267.

Plato. The Republic. Trans. Robin Waterfield. Oxford UP: London, 1993; New York, 1994.  “Fundamentals of Inner Politics” 58-69PaideiaI Reader 227-238; “Inner and Outer Morality” 150-158, PaideiaI Reader 269-277; “Women, Children, and Warfare” 159-170, Paideia I Reader 278-289; “Philosopher Kings” 190-202, Paideia I Reader 292-304; “Supremacy of Good” 240-249. Paideia I Reader 305-314. 

Pritam, Amrita. Pinjar: Skeleton and other stories. New Dehli: Tara Press, 2009.

Scott, Bede. Interventions Vol. 11(1). Taylor & Francis: 2009. “Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction and the State” 35-49. PaideiaI Reader 208-222.

Sophocles. Oedipus the King and Antigone. Tr. Peter D. Arnott. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1960.


Theme:  Justice and Power

Monday, August 31 (Week I)
• Reader (22-26)
Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith

Wednesday, September 2
Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith
Optional: Eboo Patel Q & A Session (7 p.m., CFL Main Hall)

Thursday, September 3
• Reader (27)
Opening Convocation: Eboo Patel (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 4
General Notes on Writing in Paideia I (Reader 27-37)
Common Quiz on Acts of Faith

Monday, September 7 (Week II)
Lecture: “Antigone: Just Power, Powerful Justice” (C. Gilbertson; Valders 117)
• Reader
• Sophocles, Antigone, Introduction (v-xi; lines 1-215)

Wednesday, September 9
Reader (38-44)
Antigone (lines 216-1275)

Friday, September 11
• Reader (44-45)
• Reread Antigone

Monday, September 14 (Week III)
Review Antigone
Common Quiz on Antigone

Wednesday, September 16
• Reader (46-52)
Writing Workshop on Paper One

Friday, September 18
• Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit)

Monday, September 21 (Week IV)
Reader (53-55)
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus
Paper One due

Wednesday, September 23
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, September 25
Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, September 28  (Week V)
Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, September 30
Open Unit Quiz

Friday, October 2
• Reader (56-57)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Two

Monday, October 5 (Week VI)
Lecture: “Power and Justice in Post-Colonial Igboland” (N. Whitsitt; V117)
• Reader
• Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Chs. 1-3 (1-25)

Wednesday, October 7
• Reader (60)
• Things Fall Apart,
Chs. 4-8 (26-74)
Paper Two due

Friday, October 9
Reader (60-61)
• Things Fall Apart,
Chs. 9-13 (75-125)

Monday, October 12 (Week VII)
Reader (61)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 14-19 (127-167)

Wednesday, October 14
• Reader (62)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 20-25 (169-209)
• Common Quiz on Things Fall Apart

Friday, October 16
Midterm Exam

Saturday, October 17 thru Wednesday, October 21
• Fall Break

Friday, October 23
• Lecture: “Power and Justice in a Medieval Christian Perspective” (R. Christman; V117)
Reader (63-65)
• Martin Luther, “Dear Christians, One and all, Rejoice,” (Reader 66-67)

Monday, October 26 (Week VIII)
Reader (68-72)
• Martin Luther, “Temporal Authority: To What Extent it should be Obeyed,” Part I (Reader 73-96)

Wednesday, October 28
Reader (72)
• Martin Luther, “Temporal Authority…” Part II (Reader 96-121)

Friday, October 30
Reader (122)
• Martin Luther, “Admonition to Peace” (Reader 123-149)

Monday, November 2 (Week IX)
Reader (150)
• Martin Luther, “Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants” (Reader 151-157)
• Common Quiz on Luther

Wednesday, November 4
• Reader (158-160)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Three

Friday, November 6
Reader (160-162)
• Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (Reader 163-176)

Monday, November 9 (Week X)
• Review “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”
• Paper Three due

Tuesday, November 10
• Lecture: “Examining Amrita Pritam’s Pinjar (Priya Kumar) (7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life)
Reader (177-186)
Pinjar: Skeleton and other stories

Friday, November 13
Reader (177-186)
Pinjar: Skeleton and other stories review before class

Monday, November 16 (Week XI)
• Reader (186-188) Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin, “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women” (Reader 189-205)

Wednesday, November 18
• Reader (206-207)
• Bede Scott, “Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction and the State” (Reader 208-222)

Friday, November 20
• Reader (207)
• Review and Common Quiz on The Skeleton and the Partition.

Monday, November 23 (Week XII)
• Reader (223-224)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Four

Wednesday, November 25—Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 (Week XIII)
• Lecture: “Plato, Justice and Power” (S. Bailey; V117)• Reader (224-226)
• Plato, “Fundamentals of Inner Politics” The Republic
(Reader 227-238)

Wednesday, December 2
• Reader (239-240)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates” The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato (Reader 241-267)
Paper Four due

Friday, December 4
• Review “The Apology of Socrates”

Monday, December 7  (Week XIV)
• Reader (268)
• Plato, “Inner and Outer Morality” and “Women, Children, and Warfare” The Republic (Reader 269-277; 278-289)

Wednesday, December 9
• Reader (290-291)
• Plato, “Philosopher Kings” and “The Supremacy of Good” The Republic (Reader 292-304; 305-314)

Friday, December 11
• Common Quiz on Plato and Semester Review

Exam Week, December 14 thru December 17
• Final Exam
• Portfolio and Self Evaluation due