Persuade Us To Rejoice / Edition 1

Persuade Us To Rejoice / Edition 1

by Robert Mcafee Brown
     
 

Studying such literary figures as Frederick Buechner, Albert Camus, George Dennison, Ursula Le Guin, C. S. Lewis, Alan Paton, Ignazio Silone, Alice Walker, Elie Wiesel, and Charles Williams, Robert McAfee Brown illustrates "the liberating power of fiction" by enabling the reader to enter their worlds. Brown asserts that although there is no faith that offers

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Studying such literary figures as Frederick Buechner, Albert Camus, George Dennison, Ursula Le Guin, C. S. Lewis, Alan Paton, Ignazio Silone, Alice Walker, Elie Wiesel, and Charles Williams, Robert McAfee Brown illustrates "the liberating power of fiction" by enabling the reader to enter their worlds. Brown asserts that although there is no faith that offers ironclad guarantees against future struggles, the wisdom of these authors can help us toward praising and rejoicing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664253813
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/06/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments8
Introduction: "Persuade Us to Rejoice"11
1The Power of a Story: The Nathan Syndrome19
2Cut Flowers, Selective Gratitude, and Assyrians in Modern Dress30
3Four Ways of Waiting: A Case Study (J. D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, W. H. Auden)41
4Strange Names for a Shapeless God: Ignazio Silone55
5The Human Obligation to Question God: Elie Wiesel69
6The Affirmation and Negation of Images: Charles Williams83
7Grace in the Midst of Judgment? Albert Camus, The Fall95
8Fragments in the Midst of Brokenness: Alan Paton, Too Late the Phalarope102
9Affirmation in the Midst of Complaint: C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces112
10Sainthood in the Midst of Earthiness: Frederick Buechner, Brendan121
11Strength in the Midst of Pain: Alice Walker, The Color Purple127
12Love in the Midst of Horror: George Dennison, Luisa Domic135
13Fantasy in the Midst of "Reality": Ursula LeGuin, Always Coming Home139
Epilogue: Persuaded to Rejoice149
Notes155

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