Saint Thomas Book Group

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Once each month, beginning in January 2018, Father Spurlock leads a discussion on a selected book. The only requirement to join the discussion is that you have read the book. Learn more about the book group and see a list of upcoming dates and books.

It’s Christmastime in Camelot, and a mysterious green knight, a ‚Äúmost massive man,‚Äù arrives to challenge King Arthur’s famous knights. Gawain, the weakest, accepts the wager and so embarks on a year-long quest, full of tests of courage and virtue. Written c. 1400, this text is one of the earliest great stories of English literature. Simon Armitage’s translation is dynamic and accessible and captures the alliterative style of the Middle English. (It appears side by side with the original for those wishing to dip into ‚Äúsithen the sege.”) Drawing from myth, nature, and Christian symbolism, this narrative verse is evocative, lush, and deeply felt. Come join the youngest knight of Camelot as he leaves the comforts of court for the wilds of Wales, Castle Hautdesert, the Green Chapel, the turning of a year, and a reckoning with sin.