Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

John Damm

Scripture References in this Resource

Psalm 51:S; Ephesians 4:22; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:7; Genesis 5:3; Romans 7:22-25; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:4; Romans 6:4


Since Lord of the Flies is so frequently found on the required reading list of English literature courses, it is to be expected that the theme of the novel is the subject of frequent discussions in literary circles and perhaps even in gatherings of much less sophisticated readers. One would, then, be inclined to examine seriously the theme of a novel as widely read and discussed as is Lord of the Flies. Since the theme of the novel involves so fundamental a concept as the doctrine of man, one may surmise that the average reader finds an unusual attraction in the subject matter of the narrative. Further, since the philosophy of man's nature which Golding espouses shows resemblances to the Christian doctrine of original sin, the student of theology finds himself almost compelled to make further investigation.

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