Letter to a Man in the Fire
Does God Exist and Does He Care
By (author) Reynolds Price
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Letter to a Man in the Fire by Reynolds Price
Book DescriptionDoes God Exist and Does He Care? In April 1997 Reynolds Price received an eloquent letter from a reader of his cancer memoir, A Whole New Life. The correspondent, a young medical student diagnosed with cancer himself and facing his own mortality, asked these difficultQuestions. The two began a long-distance correspondence, culminating in Price's thoughtful response, originally delivered as the Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture at Auburn Theological Seminary, and now expanded onto the printed page as Letter to a Man in the Fire. Harvesting a variety of sources -- diverse religious traditions, classical and modern texts, and a lifetime of personal experiences, interactions, and spiritual encounters -- Price meditates on God's participation in our fate. With candor and sympathy, he offers the reader such a rich variety of tools to explore these questions as to place this work in the company of other great tetsaments of faith from St. Augustine to C. S. Lewis. Letter to a Man in the Fire moves as much as it educates. It is a rare combination of deep erudition, vivid prose, and profound humanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684856278
(215mm x 127mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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With sublime dignity, acute wit, and feral grace, this book explores the eternal struggle between the childs simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomy the holding on and the breaking away.
Immediate Family, Paperback (September 2013)
With sublime dignity, acute wit, and feral grace, this title includes author's pictures that explore the eternal struggle between the childs simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomythe holding on and the breaking away.
Clear Pictures, Paperback / softback (May 2009)View all books by Reynolds Price
While recalling a childhood spent in the North Carolina countryside--the same landscape that has served as the setting for most of his many beloved novels--Reynolds Price shares powerful stories of the friends and family who helped shape his life into the man, and the writer, he is today.
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Author Biography - Reynolds Price
REYNOLDS PRICE is James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University.
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