Political Theory

History, Narration, and Liberty in First and Second Samuel


Using the Old Testament books of First and Second Samuel and Stefan Heym's novel The King David Report, we examined the roles of personal and political responsibility and personal and political liberty as illustrated in the life and career of King David.


Conference Readings

Alter, Robert. The David Story. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.

Heym, Stefan. The King David Report. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1972.