Dante to 'Dead Man Walking'
Distinguished author and teacher Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., takes readers on a journey through his library and shows how fulfilling it can be to approach literature with a Christian worldview. In this award-winning book, Schroth reveals the timeless relevance and...
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Distinguished author and teacher Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., takes readers on a journey through his library and shows how fulfilling it can be to approach literature with a Christian worldview. In this award-winning book, Schroth reveals the timeless relevance and vibrant spirit of fifty classic works by giving a brief overview of each and drawing connections to moral and ethical issues of the twenty-first century. From the book of Genesis and Dante's Inferno to Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop and Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking, the essays in this collection will encourage readers to look at great works of literature in new ways. With this book -- which includes works that are traditionally considered classics as well as some surprises -- Schroth challenges readers to discover, or rediscover, these titles and explore the provocative issues they present. Book jacket.
In this award-winning book, now in paperback, Schroth discusses fifty works - from books of the Old Testament to contemporary works - that challenge the social conscience and raise moral and religious issues in a provocative way.
Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and a journalist. He is the author of six books, including "Dante to Dead Man Walking: One Reader's Journey through the Christian Classics", and "American Journey of Eric Sevareid". He has also written more than 300 articles and reviews on politics, religion, and the media, which have appeared in such publications as the "Los Angeles Times", "Boston Globe", "Newsday", and "America", and he is an award-winning media critic for the "National Catholic Reporter", for which he writes a regular column.