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Best Catholic Writing 2004 [Paperback]

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Pages   228
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.38" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.69"
Weight:   0.68 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2004
Publisher   Loyola Press
ISBN  082941729X  
EAN  9780829417296  


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In this first anthology in the annual Best Catholic Writing series, today's most powerful, provocative voices on Catholic matters are brought together in a celebration of Catholic writing and the Catholic literary heritage. Exploring the question What is Catholic writing? editor Brian Doyle proposes that it is not only writing by Catholics, for Catholics, or on Catholic matters, but is also catholic, universal, in nature. The works collected in The Best Catholic Writing 2004 are wide-ranging, eloquent, and riveting.With essays on Catholic art, conjugal sex, and Harry Potter; a remembrance of Dorothy Day; an elegy for Fred Rogers; examinations of the current dark chapter in the history of the Catholic Church; and poetic reflections on faith and the Catholic life, this anthology serves as "a form of prayer, a communal story swap, a jolt of hope." Featuring such writers as Alice McDermott, Andrew Greeley, Paul Elie, and Kathleen Norris, this first-ever collection of best Catholic writing reveals that "everything, seen with a clear enough eye, is meant for the Catholic mind."

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In this first anthology in the annual Best Catholic Writing series, today's most powerful, provocative voices on Catholic matters are brought together in a celebration of Catholic writing and the Catholic literary heritage. Exploring the question What is Catholic writing? editor Brian Doyle proposes that it is not only writing by Catholics, for Catholics, or on Catholic matters, but is also catholic, universal, in nature. The works collected in The Best Catholic Writing 2004 are wide-ranging, eloquent, and riveting. With essays on Catholic art, conjugal sex, and Harry Potter; a remembrance of Dorothy Day; an elegy for Fred Rogers; examinations of the current dark chapter in the history of the Catholic Church; and poetic reflections on faith and the Catholic life, this anthology serves as "a form of prayer, a communal story swap, a jolt of hope." Featuring such writers as Alice McDermott, Andrew Greeley, Paul Elie, and Kathleen Norris, this first-ever collection of best Catholic writing reveals that "everything, seen with a clear enough eye, is meant for the Catholic mind."

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon, called "the best spiritual magazine in the country" by Annie Dillard. Doyle is also the author of 13 books of essays, fiction, and poetry; among the honors for his work are the Christopher Medal and a Catholic Press Association Book Award. He lives with his family in Portland.



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not a bad collection  Apr 14, 2008
Another best of collection, but this one looks to be like it could be one of the good ones. The debut volume of the Best Catholic Writing is a good one. There are excellent pieces by Kathleen Norris, Alice McDermott, Gary Smith (by far the best piece in the book), and O'Callahan's essay on the Catholic Harry Potter, and I have to say, he is convincing. You can skip Valerie Schultz, Murray Bodo, and Paul Elie.
 
An Excellent Sample of Contemporary Catholic Writing  Nov 4, 2004
As anyone who is even remotely interested in spiritual reading knows, keeping up with the vast number of titles that appear each year could be a full time job. Finding the opportunity to read everything would mean doing little else. Fortunately Brian Doyle has done a favor for those who are looking for an excellent sampling of the variety of Catholic writing available and collects it in THE BEST CATHOLIC WRITING 2004.

Many of the contributors will be familiar to Catholic readers. Familiar names include James Martin SJ, Lawrence Cunningham, Kathleen Norris, Pail Elie, Andrew Greeley, Mary Anne Glendon, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and Doyle himself. Others may not be as well known, but each presents something that demonstrates what it means to be Catholic and how Catholicism is lived today.

Understandably, many of the writings deal with the importance of recognizing the gifts of the laity in the Church which is essential at this point in Catholicism. The current scandal in the Church is also touched upon in many articles. Yet there are also stories about Catholic heroes, day to day life, challenges of ministry, as well as the gift that is the catholic faith. The individual points of view of the authors represent the whole of the Church and are reflective of the different points of view that can be found in Catholicism today. The writings show that what makes us Catholic is not so much as conformity as it is humanity.

While there are many "Best of..." type books on the market today, this is the first attempt by Loyola Press to collect the bets of Catholic writing. I hope there will be a 2005 version as well.
 

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