love in the ruins the adventures of a bad catholic at a time near the end of the world

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Love In The Ruins

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 9781453216200
Genre : Fiction
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A “brilliant and hilarious” novel of the end times in America and one psychiatrist’s quest to save mankind, from a New York Times–bestselling author (Dallas Morning News). The United States seems to be on the brink of catastrophe. From the abandoned cars littering the highways (no one remembers how to fix them) to the endless hours spent on the golf course (now open twenty-four hours for those who can’t bother to wait until daylight to putt) to the starkly polarized political and religious factions dividing the country (which are increasingly difficult to tell apart), it is startlingly evident that the great experiment of the American Dream has failed. The only problem is that no one has noticed. No one, that is, except Dr. Thomas More. Dr. More, an alcoholic, womanizing, lapsed-Catholic psychiatrist, has invented the lapsometer: a machine capable of diagnosing and curing the spiritual afflictions that are speeding society toward its inevitable collapse. If used correctly, the lapsometer could make anxiety, depression, alienation, and racism things of the past. But, in the wrong hands, it could propel the nation even more quickly into chaos. Hailed as “vividly entertaining” by the Los Angeles Times and “profoundly moving” by the Milwaukee Journal, Love in the Ruins is a towering, mind-bending work of satirical speculative fiction by the National Book Award–winning author of The Moviegoer.

Walker Percy A Bibliography

Author : Stuart Wright
ISBN : 0313277095
Genre : Literary Collections
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A bibliography of philosopher and author ("Love in the Ruins," "The Message in the Bottle," etc.), Walker Percy, including information on separate publications, first appearace contributions to books, first appearance contributions to periodicals, interviews and published comments. This is a handy reference for collectors and students of his work.

Walker Percy

Author : Gary M. Ciuba
ISBN : 9780820337937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Walker Percy: Books of Revelations, Gary M. Ciuba examines how Percy's apocalyptic vision inspires the structure, themes, and strategies of his fiction. This book explores the unity of the southern novelist's fiction by focusing on its religious and artistic design—one of the first studies to approach Percy's work from this perspective. Ciuba considers Percy's six published novels—The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome—and also offers the first extended critical analysis of his unpublished work “The Gramercy Winner.” Although the novels are often seen as increasingly satiric jeremiads about the possible doom of America, Ciuba argues that Percy's fiction is principally shaped by a demythologized and partially realized form of eschatology. This apocalyptic vision has less to do with the end of the external world than with the demise of the protagonists' internal worldviews. According to Ciuba, Percy does more than offer direly comic warnings about the end of the world; he shows how the world actually ends and then may begin again in the everyday lives and extraordinary loves of his astonished seers.

American Catholic Arts And Fictions

Author : Paul Giles
ISBN : 0521417775
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines how secular transformations of religious ideas have helped to shape the style and substance of works by American writers, filmmakers and artists from Catholic backgrounds.

Walker Percy

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Flannery O Connor And The Christ Haunted South

Author : Ralph C. Wood
ISBN : 0802829996
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For those looking to deepen their appreciation of Flannery O'Connor, Wood shows how this literary icon's stories, novels, and essays impinge on America's cultural and ecclesial condition.

Heaven Hell And Purgatory

Author : Michael Root
ISBN : 9781498201063
Genre : Religion
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What is our destiny? The final end of humanity and the universe is a subject of perennial interest, especially for Christians. What are we promised? Will anyone finally be left out of God's intentions to bless humanity? What sort of transformation will be needed to enter the presence of God? These questions have been at the heart of Christian teachings about last things. The 2013 Pro Ecclesia Conference of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology focused such issues on the theme "Heaven, Hell . . . and Purgatory?" The six essays in this volume cover a range of topics of interest to Catholic, Evangelical, and Orthodox theology.

Radical Christian And Exemplary Lawyer

Author : Andrew W. McThenia
ISBN : 9781556351228
Genre : Religion
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The compelling legacy of William Stringfellow was set in motion when the great German theologian Karl Barth, who met Stringfellow on a panel discussion at the University of Chicago in 1962, turned to the audience and pronounced, You should listen to this man! Many have done just that. This collection of essays honoring the life and work of William Stringfellow, who was for thirty years an activist lawyer and widely read theologian, points up recurring themes in Stringfellow's theology, recounts the experiences of colleagues and friends, and focuses on the legal profession. The following are the well-known lawyers, theologians, and social activists contributing to this volume: Walter Wink, Stanley Hauerwas, Jeff Powell, Elizabeth McAlister, Mel Schoonover, Andrew W. McThenia Jr., Bill Wylie Kellermann, Mary Lou Suhor, Jim Wallis, Daniel Berrigan, Thomas L. Schaffer, Emily Fowler Hartigan, Edward McGlynn Gaffney Jr., and Milner S. Ball

Flannery O Connor Walker Percy And The Aesthetic Of Revelation

Author : John Sykes
ISBN : 9780826266231
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Examining the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy against the background of the Southern Renaissance from which they emerged, Sykes explores how the writers shared a distinctly Christian notion of art that led them to see fiction as revelatory but adopted different theological emphases and rhetorical strategies"--Provided by publisher.

Walker Percy S Search For Community

Author : John F. Desmond
ISBN : 0820325880
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this criticism of Percy, John F. Desmond traces the writer's enduring concerns with community. These concerns, Desmond argues, were grounded in the realism of such Scholastics as Aquinas and Duns Scotus.

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