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The Substance of Things Hoped For: Short Fiction by Modern Catholic Authors

John B. Breslin

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ISBN 10: 0385234287 / ISBN 13: 9780385234283
Published by Doubleday, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First edition. Signed by Tobias Wolff at his story "The Liar". Near fine copy in near fine dust jacket. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000096613

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Title: The Substance of Things Hoped For: Short ...

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Substance of Things Hoped For reflects the dynamism of the Catholic Church, and the cultural and theological tensions which both proceeded and followed the Second Vatican Council. It dramatically illustrates, in the words of master storytellers, the intimate connection between literature and the Bible, between metaphor and revelation, between the commonplace and the divine.

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John B. Breslin, SJ, (1943–2016) was a Jesuit priest, writer, and professor. He was ordained in 1973 and later received his MA and PhD in English literature from Yale University. His passion for writing led him into a literary career publishing many articles for The Washington Post and The New York Times. From 1981 to 1989, Father Breslin taught English literature at Georgetown University, where he was also the director of the Georgetown University Press.

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