Faith and Literature Matters


by Michael O'Hearn , Michael W. Higgins

Faith and Literature Matters
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Publication date: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 9782896465422

A vibrant exploration of the role of faith in the great works of literature.

Literature is replete with theological themes and spiritual insights that provoke our religious imagination and draw us deeper into the mystery of God.

Compiled in this second volume of our Faith & Society series are essays by leading educators and theologians considering the interplay of faith in the great works of literature.

Teachers and religious educators will discover a wealth of material in this book for engaging their students in reflection and discussion about faith as explored through the chapters of literature.

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT, past president of St. Jerome’s University in Ontario and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, a columnist, editor, radio documentarist and television commentator. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Enquiry into the Clerical Abuse Scandal with Peter Kavanagh, Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen with Kevin Burns (2012), The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton's Questing Faith (2015), Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart (2016).

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