Samford University


UCCP 102 frequently used texts

Early Modernity
  • Martin Luther, Freedom of A Christian
  • John Calvin, Institutes of The Christian Religion
  • Ignatius Loyola, Autobiography, Spiritual Exercises
  • Margaret Fell, Women Speaking
  • Galileo Galilei, Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina
  • Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method
  • Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
  • John Locke, Second Treatise On Government
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Age of Reason
  • Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of The Rights of Woman
  • Novel and Poetry (Various Authors)
Nineteenth Century
  • Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto
  • Charles Darwin, Origin of Species
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals  
  • Novel and Poetry (Various Authors)
Twentieth Century

Faculty conclude the course by choosing from a wide selection of texts that reflect the complexity of contemporary thought.  Choices range from the Post-Colonial novel to various treatises on the horrors of Totalitarianism.  Important works from Existentialist, Feminist, Marxist, and Post-Modern authors are used, as are texts that offer provocative responses to the Post-Modern condition including works by  C. S. Lewis, Alasdair Macintyre, and Pope John Paul II.
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