The Orphean Passages

The Orphean Passages

by Walter Wangerin Jr.
     
 

A remarkable weaving of faith, myth, and humanity from award-winning novelist Walter Wangerin Jr. Faith, writes Walter Wangerin, is "a relationship with the living God enacted in this world." It is ever-changing and inherently dramatic. The Orphan Passages is Wangerin's compelling story of a Christian pastor's career and the drama of his faith. Interlaced with the…  See more details below

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A remarkable weaving of faith, myth, and humanity from award-winning novelist Walter Wangerin Jr. Faith, writes Walter Wangerin, is "a relationship with the living God enacted in this world." It is ever-changing and inherently dramatic. The Orphan Passages is Wangerin's compelling story of a Christian pastor's career and the drama of his faith. Interlaced with the classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this daring and unconventional inquiry into Christian experience ranks among the most challenging of Wangerin's works. Wangerin sees in the ancient myth an extraordinary parallel of the twists and turns individuals follow in their journeys of faith. In the author's own present-day Reverend Orpheus, that parallel is vividly played out -- rendering the modern story of one man both universal and timeless. The Orphan Passages asserts the truth of a legend that people of all times have experienced. It has the immediacy of a well-wrought novel, driving readers on to the surprising yet inevitable conclusion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060692568
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1986
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
305

Meet the Author

Walter Wangerine Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerins writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, childrens story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the hundreds of thousands. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Childrens Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is writer-in-residence at Valparaiso University and holds the Jochum Chair.

Walter Wangerin Jr. es reconocido como uno del mejor escritor sobre las aplicaciones la fe y la espiritualidad. Su libros incluyen The Book of God [El libro de Dios], Reliving the Pasión [Recuerdo de la Pasión], Peter's First Easter [El Primer Domigo de Resureccionde Pedro], Mourning into Dancing [Cómo Cambiar el Lamento en Baile], The Manger is Empty [El Pesebre Vacío] y Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? [¿Quién te hizo, Corderito?]. Wangerin vive en Valparaiso, Indiana, ocupa la cátedra Jochum en la Universidad de Valparaíso, donde es escritor residente.

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