In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition

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Ignatius Press, 2006年1月1日 - 560 頁

The good, the true and the beautiful--it is for these that our souls long. Though they reside in unity and perfection in God alone, the written word is one place we can discover glimmers of divine light.
The writings of great souls can turn our gaze toward God as he is revealed in Jesus Christ. Even authors who do not know Christ or who reject Christ can still point to him, for anyone who seeks the truth finds it; and any one who turns his back on the truth turns away from a someone whose presence can often be more keenly felt in his absence.
In this volume, Lucy Beckett illuminates some of the finest writings in the Western tradition and trains our eye to discover in them the Christian vision of God. She masterfully guides us through Sophocles, Plato, Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky and many others, deftly demonstrating each author's worth as a bearer of truth.

 

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The Order of Love
Plato
Cicero and Virgil
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Confessions
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City of
Benedict Boethius Cassiodorus Gregory and Bede
Othello to Henry VIII
Donne Herbert and Milton
Pascal
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
John Henry Newman and Matthew Arnold
G M Hopkins and Emily Dickinson
George Santayana Wallace Stevens and T S Eliot

Anselm Bernard and Aelred
Dante
Henry VI to Measure for Measure
Pushkin to The Devils
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Lucy Beckett lives in Yorkshire and was educated at Cambridge University. For many years she was a professor of literature at Ampleforth Abbey. Her books include In the Light of Christ, a comprehensive study of the Western literary tradition; The Time before You Die, a novel about the English Reformation; and A Postcard from the Volcano. These have been warmly praised on both sides of the Atlantic. She is married and has four children.ÊÊ

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