Winter Reading List: Name of the Rose


Before getting a jump start on yet another semester’s required reading, I found time to read Umberto Eco’s modern classic, The Name of the Rose. It’s a murder mystery that takes place in a 13th century monastery; theological debates and allusions to the Apocalypse of John abound. Not surprisingly, I loved it.

Eco comments in the post script: “the rose is a symbolic figure so rich in meanings that by now it hardly has any meaning left.” Spoken like a true semoitician.


About mjbutterworth

I love drinking/making coffee, making/listening to music, riding bicycles, and reading about theology. I also like blogs that talk about those things. Most of all, I love Jesus because his gospel has changed my life.
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One Response to Winter Reading List: Name of the Rose

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Sorry to be a commenting nuisance, but you should check out “Foucault’s Pendulum” by Umberto if you haven’t read it yet, it’s fantastic.

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