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Haunted by Christ : modern writers and the struggle for faith

Author: Richard Harries
Publisher: London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, William Golding, Elizabeth Jennings, C.S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Stevie Smith. These are among some of the great poets and novelists whose struggles with faith finds expression in their works, and whose works have helped countless readers to appreciate the different forms that faith can take in different times and places. Richard Harries considers the work of twenty of these writers,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Harries
ISBN: 9780281079339 0281079331
OCLC Number: 1029205350
Description: xvi, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fyodor Dostoevsky: through a furnace of doubt --
Emily Dickinson: a smouldering volgano --
Gerard Manley Hopkins: 'Away grief's gasping' --
Edward Thomas: the elusive call --
T. S. Eliot : out of hell --
Stevie Smith: a jaunty desperation --
Samuel Beckett: secular mystic --
W. H. Auden: 'Bless what there is for being' --
William Golding: universal pessimist, cosmic optimist --
R. S. Thomas: presence in absence --
Edwin Muir and George Mackay Brown: light from the Orkneys --
Elizabeth Jennings: poet of pain and praise --
Grace in failure: four Catholic novelists: Graham Greene, Flannery O'Connor, Shusaku Endo and Evelyn Waugh --
C. S. Lewis and Philip Pullman: competing myths --
Marilynn Robinson: Christian contrarian
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Portraits of twenty renowned writers, with reflections on their struggles with faith and life, and on the way faith is explored in some their greatest works.  Read more...

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