Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love

Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love

by Joseph Pearce


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ISBN-13: 9781618900654
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press
Publication date: 08/30/2013
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 856,618
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joseph Pearce is Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012); Through Shakespeare's Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-Chief of Sapientia Press.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Soul in Solitary Confinement 1

Chapter 2 A Childhood in the Shire 9

Chapter 3 The Ghosts of the Past 15

Chapter 4 In My Father's Image 25

Chapter 5 To Thine Own Self Be True 35

Chapter 6 White Riot 49

Chapter 7 Inciting Racial Hatred 61

Chapter 8 Portrait of a Friend 79

Chapter 9 Richard Dawkins and Other Bad Influences 79

Chapter 10 Three Novels and a Real-Life Hero 91

Chapter 11 Flirting with Terrorism 99

Chapter 12 Hatred and Hooliganism 117

Chapter 13 Skinheads and Skrewdriver 123

Chapter 14 Political Prisoner 143

Chapter 15 Surprised by Chesterton 151

Chapter 16 Belloc, Lewis, and Other Good Influences 165

Chapter 17 Captain Truth 175

Chapter 18 A Second Prison Sentence 183

Chapter 19 The Gutter and the Stars 191

Chapter 20 Coming Home 197

Chapter 21 Love and Reason 207

Postscript: New Life, New World 219

Index 237

Acknowledgments 249

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A Race With the Devil: My Journey From Racial Hatred to Rational Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
blueberryNY More than 1 year ago
Read the print version and found it to be an honest, no-excuses disclosure of the author's turbulent youth. Pearce confronts his past as an active member of and editor for a political group actively promoting the restriction of immigrants into England and other racially biased causes. He identifies and examines the forces that influenced his attitudes without transferring his guilt onto them. The road to conversion for Pearce was rocky and circuitous, but all the more remarkable for it. Any skepticism I initially had about the sincerity of Pearce's conversion story was alleviated by the clarity and humility in his telling. A rewarding read, filled with hope and "rational love." Highly recommended!
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Joseph Pearce reveals his courage by writing about his past in an honest self-portrait. Pearce's journey from a youth immersed in provincial hatred to become a Catholic, a self-educated author, and a thoughtful man who repudiates his former racial, religious, ethnic, and other bigotries, is amazing. This books gives readers hope that people can change for the better. Highly recommended, especially for college reading. Also, as an added benefit, I felt inspired to read more of Chesterton's works because of his influence on Pearce's conversion.