Persuade Us to Rejoice: The Liberating Power of Fiction  -     By: Robert Brown
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Persuade Us to Rejoice: The Liberating Power of Fiction

Westminster John Knox Press / 1992 / Paperback

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Studying such literary figures as W.H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, Frederick Buechner, Albert Camus, Ursula K. LeGuin, C.S. Lewis, Alan Paton, Ignazio Silone, Alice Walker, Elie Wiesel, and Charles Williams, Brown illustrates "the liberating power of fiction" by enabling the reader to enter their worlds. Brown asserts that although there is no faith that offers ironclad guarantees against future struggles, the wisdom of these authors can help us toward praising and rejoicing.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1992
ISBN: 0664253814
ISBN-13: 9780664253813

Publisher's Description

Studying such literary figures as Frederick Buechner, Albert Camus, George Dennison, Ursula Le Guin, C. S. Lewis, Alan Paton, Ignazio Silone, Alice Walker, Elie Wiesel, and Charles Williams, Robert McAfee Brown illustrates "the liberating power of fiction" by enabling the reader to enter their worlds. Brown asserts that although there is no faith that offers ironclad guarantees against future struggles, the wisdom of these authors can help us toward praising and rejoicing.

Author Bio

Robert McAfee Brown was a well-known theologian, writer, teacher, and social activist. He authored many books, including The Bible Speaks to You; Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide; Reclaiming the Bible; Religion and Violence; Theology in a New Key; and, a novel, Dark the Night, Wild the Sea, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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