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20novels

  1. 1. LEARNING OBJECTIVE – To consider the use of religious themes in a fictional novel. By the end of the lesson: All must – understand the key religious themes in their book. Most should – analyse how far the book can be described as religious. Some could – consider how far the story shows a Christian interpretation of life after death. Fiction and Religion
  2. 2. <ul><li>Answer the following questions. You will share your answers with someone else later. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you enjoy reading this novel? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think that some people may dislike reading this book? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect do you think this book may have on people who read it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think some people like books about the afterlife? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you identify this book as being specifically religious? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the ideas expressed in the book about the afterlife fit with your own ideas? Explain your answer. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Look at the reviews sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the reviews do you agree with and which do you disagree with? </li></ul><ul><li>Which have made interesting points about the book that you haven’t thought about? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify sections of the novel which give the impression that the story gives a religious view of death and others which give the impression that it gives a secular (non religious) view of death. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Do you see the book as happy or unhappy? Are the messages in the book realistic or unrealistic? Is this how you would like Heaven to be or not? </li></ul><ul><li>4. To your knowledge, how far does the story match a Christian understanding of life after death? </li></ul>Task one – Reviews

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