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Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief

Pearce, Joseph

ISBN 10: 0898707900 / ISBN 13: 9780898707908
Published by Ignatius Press, 2000
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0898707900 Also included are Chesterton, Edith Sitwell, Sassoon, Tolkien, Belloc, Benson, Spark, Muggeridge, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 009597

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Title: Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in ...

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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Literary Converts is a biographical exploration into the spiritual lives of some of the greatest writers in the English language: Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, C.S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge, Graham Greene, Edith Sitwell, Siegfried Sassoon, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, T.S. Eliot and J.R.R. Tolkien. The role of George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells in intensifying the religious debate despite not being converts themselves is also considered. Many will be intrigued to know more about what inspired their literary heroes; others will find the association of such names with Christian belief surprising or even controversial. Whatever viewpoint we may have, Literary Converts touches on some of the most important questions of the twentieth century, making it a fascinating read.

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Joseph Pearce is the author of WISDOM AND INNOCENCE, a biography of GK Chesterton (Hodder), TOLKIEN: MAN AND MYTH (HarperCollins), TOLKIEN: A CELEBRATION (HarperCollins) and SOLZHENITSYN: A SOUL IN EXILE (HarperCollins).

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