It was a surreal moment:
"Students are expected to arrive at the first class session having already read the entirety of
C. S. Lewis’ essay on “Friendship” in his book The Four Loves and Dan Brennan’s
Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions book. At that first class meeting (June 9), students will
hand in a 2,000-word essay that has three parts: (a) First, the paper should include a
discussion of how Lewis understands the relationship between friendship and romantic
love; (b) second, the paper should discusse whether Dan Brennan’s book agrees or
disagrees with Lewis’ conclusions about friendship and romantic love; and (c) third, the
paper should indicate where and why the student agrees or disagrees with both Lewis
and Brennan. Each paper should feature a clear, strong thesis statement in its
introduction, and each subsequent section of the paper should contribute to articulating
and defending that thesis."
About every six months I google my name and my book to see if there is any mention about Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions out there I may have missed that I would be interested in. And there it was. A syllabus by Wesley Hill on his class "A Christian Theology of Friendship" that happened last June. Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions was a required textbook for this class. Students had to engage me and Lewis on romantic love and friendship.