Topic: Literature and the Arts

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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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    Father Thomas Joseph White’s decision to become a priest in the Dominican order was influenced in part by the writings of Flannery O’Connor. “Reading Flannery O’Connor for the first time did change my life a little bit. I mean it was the first time I had read a Christian thinker, or a Christian writer who I thought was impressive intellectually and challenging,” he says. More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Bill and Gloria Gaither have written hundreds of contemporary gospel songs and have sold millions of Christian music videos.

    August 28, 2009 | Comments

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    For many poets, believers and nonbelievers alike, it is possible to talk about the religious imagination they bring to apprehending reality and describing the world. Welsh Anglican priest and poet R.S. Thomas, for example, was one of the greatest poets of the absence of God.

    August 5, 2009 | Comments

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    Jazz musician Dave Brubeck says "when I write a piece, a sacred piece, I’m looking hard and trying to discover what I’m about, and what my parents were about and the world is about."

    July 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Jewish memory is stored and transmitted in the paintings of Mayer Kirshenblatt, who with the help of his daughter Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett has preserved his own memories and the collective memories of a Polish Jewish community before World War II.

    May 29, 2009 | Comments

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    he prolific and best-selling author Jodi Picoult writes “ethical thrillers” about contentious issues such as the death penalty, organ donation, euthanasia, sexual abuse, date rape, teen suicide, and school shootings. More

    April 24, 2009 | Comments

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    The age-old chants and liturgical music of Orthodox worship have a special beauty and spiritual power for Eastern Orthodox Christians. More

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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    An unstated Easter hope for eternal life runs through writer John Updike's work, from his famous early poem "Seven Stanzas at Easter" to "Endpoint," his final collection of poetry, published just a few months after his death.

    April 7, 2009 | Comments

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