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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. With selections taken from poems, plays, essays, letters and diaries, she deftly demonstrates each author's worth as a bearer of truth.
Citations And Professional Reviews In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition by Lucy Beckett has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Commonweal - 06/19/2009 page 28
Christian Century - 04/03/2007 page 49
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.74" Height: 1.67" Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 1586171070 ISBN13 9781586171070
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More About Lucy Beckett
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.
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Your homework done for you May 24, 2007
Lucy Beckett has done your homework for you and pulled some of the finest excerpts and material from some of the great classics in Western Civ. As a catechist I find this volume indispensable for use in the classroom. It goes well with Regis Martin's "Garlands of Grace" which finds God in poetry. Dr. Martin and Beckett have both taken the best that their written styles have to offer and compiled them together for us.