Belief: A Memoir

Belief: A Memoir

by N. John Hall, John N. Hall

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ISBN-13: 9781929490349
Publisher: Beil, Frederic C. Publisher, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
At First     3
Trolley Towns     15
At Play     23
Fervor     43
Difficulty     67
Pictures From an Institution     88
A Saint and a Maniac     137
Gifts of Fortune     151
Two Entertainers     168
A Party     184
At Last     196
Beginnings     209
Postscript     230
Acknowledgments     240
Photographs     241

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Belief: A Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The writer while admitting to his own loss of faith in God but never demeaning anyone or any institution presents a detailed and often humorous portrait of his own catholic upbringing and his life as a seminarian and as a priest. For those who lived during the era up to Vatican II, the book brings back fond memories as well as 'how could I have believed this or acted this way.' While not taking the author's radical step of leaving the church and belief in God--all done in good conscience, I believe, I offer this book as an insight into the 'way we were' and the remarkable journey of a man steeped in the best scholarship, fighting his own doubts for years and who found some peace in the love he shared with his wife. What he details most accurately as the life of the church some years ago is still around in some circles and trying to return to undo or revise the authority and scholarship of Vatican II. I think the word 'believing' might better describe his ongoing search for truth.