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Mac professor publishes paper
Eric Berg’s work appeared in Camus Society journal.
Eric Berg, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at MacMurray College, has had a paper on religious thought published in an international scholarly journal.
The paper, “Paneloux's Turn: An Analysis of the Sermons of The Plague,” was published in the July issue of the Journal of the Albert Camus Society of the U.K..
The paper examines two sermons by a Catholic priest, Father Paneloux, in the Camus novel, The Plague. Both sermons try to explain God’s mercy and omnipotence in the midst of an outbreak of the bubonic plague in an Algerian town, but both fail and lead to absurdity, Berg argues.