Title: Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Ignatius January 1999
1586171593 / 9781586171599
Seller ID: 90620
Graham Greene. G.K. Chesterton. Alec Guinness. Edith Sitwell. Ronald Knox, Malcolm Muggeridge. Siegfried Sassoon. Muriel Spark. Evelyn Waugh. T.S. Eliot. Dorothy Sayers. Hilaire Belloc. J.R.R. Tolkien. Charles Williams. Alfred Noyes. Christopher Dawson. Robert Speaight. David Jones. R.H. Benson. C.S. Lewis. Oscar Wilde. At the dawn of the twentieth century, the intelligentsia had largely embraced the assumption that Nietzsche had proclaimed with boldness: ''God is dead,'' the myth no longer holds. Rising socialist humanism, rising Marxism, prevailing agnosticism. And then... an odd collection of brilliant literary figures and minds -- consciously? unconsciously? -- began crafting some of the century's greatest literary masterpieces which continue to function as most potent Christian responses to the spreading miasma of unbelief. Pearce's study examines the conversions and interrelationships of this weighty assemblage in a way provocative, insightful, and challenging to our often dulled or lazy consciousnesses. The list of protagonists itself is inspiration enough to enjoy this one!