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(PUBBasic Books)Several years ago a ruptured tumor almost killed the editor of First Things. When confronted with death, he found his faith not as vital as he had hoped. In this resulting meditation, Neuhaus ruminates on public ceremonies, private griefs, and historic Christian teaching. 176 pages, softcover.
"A profoundly serious rumination on the meaning of life and especially on the meaning of death. Father Neuhaus's book prompts us to think seriously about our own inevitable death, as well as the way we are leading our current lives." --Wall Street Journal.
Richard John Neuhaus is acclaimed as one of the foremost authorities on religion in the contemporary world and is President of the Institute on Religion and Public Life. He is the editor-in-chief of the Institute's monthly publication First Things. He is the author of many books, including Freedom for Ministry, The Naked Public Square, The Catholic Movement, Believing Today, Death on a Friday Afternoon, and As I Lay Dying. A priest of the Archdiocese of New York, he lives in Manhattan.