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The Shadow of God: A Journey Through Memory, Art, and Faith

Scribner III, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0385516584 / ISBN 13: 9780385516587
Published by Doubleday Religion, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Inscribed by the author, Charles Scribner III, to his Mother. Additional note on the same page about Catholic conversion, and a few faint spots; no other markings. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Bookseller Inventory # 1219201512

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Title: The Shadow of God: A Journey Through Memory,...

Publisher: Doubleday Religion

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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The Shadow of God is part memoir, part spiritual autobiography, and part tour of great works of art, literature, and music. In the form of a journal written over the course of a year, Charles Scribner shares childhood recollections of a household where figures like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were family friends. He tells stories from his own noteworthy publishing career, from his journey toward faith, and from his deep knowledge of Baroque art.

Born an Episcopalian, he charts the story of his interior life and the importance of the arts in helping him choose the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual paths he would follow, including his Catholic conversion. He asks himself questions like “How far back can we trace the roots of faith?” Scribner writes with contagious enthusiasm about the pivotal truths he discovered in the novels of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh and the inspiration he found in art, music, opera, and the Bible.

The Shadow of God is a journey through memory, art, and faith that shaped Scribner’s year as it passed through the seasons, from Epiphany to Epiphany. It is a moving portrait of a man who has devoted his life to words and the Word and a work of rare power by a writer whose grace, humor, and candor will touch readers.

About the Author:

Charles Scribner III received his BA, MFA, and PhD from Princeton University in art and archaeology. He has worked in publishing for nearly thirty years and is a prominent authority on Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, and other artists. He has written biographies on Rubens and Bernini; articles for Vanity Fair, Art & Antiques, and other publications; and has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian, Christie’s, and various universities. He lives in New York City with his wife, Ritchie, an artist and teacher.

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