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An intensely personal exploration of blindness reveals a world of sound and echo, of people without faces, of the strange relationship between waking and dreaming, and of new perceptions of nature, personality, and human experience
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John M. Hull is Emeritus Professor of Religious Education at the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Professor of Practical Theology in The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books and many articles in the fields of religious education, practical theology, and disability.Review:
“John Hull goes a long way toward taking us with him through his descent into total blindness. . . . He lets us see with no trace of self-pity or self-praise how blindness has become far him a genuine acquisition, an unforeseeably rich gift that has made of him what so few of us are: excellent watchers and hearers of the world . . . triumphant in the teeth of ruin.” —Reynolds Price
“Glows with a light that enables the sighted to a world beyond ordinary experience. . . . We must all be grateful for the appearance of this stunning book.” —The Washington Post
“In 1983, Hull, a university lecturer who had lived with sight problems from the age of 13, found that the dark discs he had fought for 36 years had finally overwhelmed his sight. The spiritual and emotional reactions to his vision loss form the basis of this poignant memoir, and the many questions he asks contribute to his eventual acceptance of his fate. A richly textured dream life adds to his exploration of the ‘other world’ of blindness, and the understanding and meaning he finds coalesce into a powerful work.” —Library Journal
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