I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life and Pastimes

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With I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You, Ralph McInerny describes his childhood in Minnesota; his grammar school and seminary education, his decision to leave the path toward ordination; his marriage to his beloved Connie and their active family life and travels; and his life as a fiction writer. We learn of his career as a Catholic professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, his views on the Catholic Church, his experiences as an editor and publisher of Catholic magazines and reviews, his involvement with the ...
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Overview

With I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You, Ralph McInerny describes his childhood in Minnesota; his grammar school and seminary education, his decision to leave the path toward ordination; his marriage to his beloved Connie and their active family life and travels; and his life as a fiction writer. We learn of his career as a Catholic professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, his views on the Catholic Church, his experiences as an editor and publisher of Catholic magazines and reviews, his involvement with the International Catholic University, and his thoughts on other Catholic writers. Part homage to his academic home for the last half century and part appreciation of the many significant friendships he has fostered over his life, McInerny's reminiscences beautifully convey his lively interest in the world and his gift for friendship and collegiality.
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“McInerny describes his studies in philosophy and provides a lucid explanation for lay people of how modern philosophers have lost their way. He discusses the great work done by Vatican II and how it has, in some sense, lost its way by an emphasis on the ‘spirit,’ ignoring the texts themselves. . . . This book is recommended to all readers, especially those interested in the paths taken by Vatican II and modern philosophy.” —Catholic Library World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268034924
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RALPH McINERNY (1929–2010) was Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director emeritus of the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame. He was the author of numerous works in philosophy, literature, fiction, and journalism, including The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain, A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas, and Characters in Search of Their Author, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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