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Christopher Howse opens his inspiring new collection with a brilliant introduction in which he examines the origin of the word comfort and shows how its meaning has been devalued in common usage. Comfort is a rich concept and should not be taken as a simple thing. It is sometimes at its most stirring when the outlook is black, as this book bears testament.
The book contains over eighty extracts, in prose and verse, from a wide variety of spiritual writers of a Christian background who have won a place in the English-speaking tradition, including Augustine, Christina Rossetti, John Donne, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Hilaire Belloc and Emily Dickinson to name but a few.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 6.25" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 2007
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826482716 ISBN13 9780826482716
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More About Christopher Howse
Christopher Howse is an assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph and a regular contributor to The Spectator and The Tablet. Among his bestselling books for Continuum are Prayers for This Life (2005) and The Assurance of Hope (2006). He is the author of How We Saw It: 150 years of The Daily Telegraph (2004).