Tag: South

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    “That old singing, that old praying which I love so much—that is the great strength of my being, of my writing,” says the author of “A Lesson before Dying” and many other critically acclaimed books. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Some have called Flannery O’Connor our only great Christian writer, a Catholic from the Deep South who said her subject was “the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil.” More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Forty-five years after her death, how do Flannery O’Connor’s views about the South, race, violence, Catholicism, and Christian realism hold up? More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Brad Gooch is the author of Flannery O’Connor’s biography FLANNERY: A LIFE OF FLANNER O’CONNOR. In describing his experience of writing the book, he says, “…I didn’t have that biographer’s being in love with your subject and then being let down or disillusioned, and indeed it worked a bit in reverse…” More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Ralph Wood is a professor of theology and literature at Baylor University and author of FLANNERY O’CONNOR AND THE CHRIST-HAUNTED SOUTH. He recalls the first time he read A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND: “…I said to myself, if I can spend the rest of my life trying to fathom a writer like Flannery O’Connor and other writers like her, I’d have my calling…” More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    An estimated 4 percent of Americans, according to the Princeton Religious Research Center, call themselves atheist, or nonbelievers in God or a universal spirit. We know what they do not believe in, but what does inform their beliefs, and how do their communities regard them? More

    July 24, 1998 | Comments