Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Metaphor and Religious Mystery)
Chapter 1, Metaphor and Religious Mystery
Because of all the ideas and thoughts shared in this book, it fits well into the philosophy genre of literature. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss this unique genre, what is involved in it, and how this book qualifies.
1) Introduction of Genre: Introduce to the class the concept of the philosophical style of writing. Present the pros and cons of this style of narrative and list some of the reasons why an author would choose this style to write in. Present some examples of this style from books that they have read, or will read later with the class. Answer any of the questions that the students might have concerning this narrative style.
2) Group Activity: Split the class into groups and assign each group a different part of this chapter. Have each group study their portion and...
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