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The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage

Author: Paul Elie; Lloyd James; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them, in works that readers of all kinds could admire. This book is their story, a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Dorothy Day; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Dorothy Day; Thomas Merton; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Elie; Lloyd James; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781433240720 1433240726
OCLC Number: 489450521
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Dec. 17, 2009).
Previously released on compact disc, 2004.
Performer(s): Read by Lloyd James.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Contents: Prologue : on pilgrimage --
Experience --
The downward path --
Seeking the real --
Another world --
Independents --
The school of the Holy Ghost --
The stranger --
Counterparts --
Convergences --
Pilgrimage or crusade? --
The holiness of the ordinary --
The life you save may be your own.
Responsibility: Paul Elie.

Abstract:

In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them, in works that readers of all kinds could admire. This book is their story, a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them--the School of the Holy Ghost--and for three decades they exchanged letters, read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." In this book Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vis.

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