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Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He Care [Paperback]

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Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.08" Width: 4.99" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 17, 2000
Publisher   Scribner
ISBN  0684856271  
EAN  9780684856278  

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Does God Exist and Does He Care?
In April 1997 Reynolds Price received an eloquent letter from a reader of his cancer memoir, "A Whole New Life." The correspondent, a young medical student diagnosed with cancer himself and facing his own mortality, asked these difficultQuestions. The two began a long-distance correspondence, culminating in Price's thoughtful response, originally delivered as the Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture at Auburn Theological Seminary, and now expanded onto the printed page as "Letter to a Man in the Fire."
Harvesting a variety of sources -- diverse religious traditions, classical and modern texts, and a lifetime of personal experiences, interactions, and spiritual encounters -- Price meditates on God's participation in our fate. With candor and sympathy, he offers the reader such a rich variety of tools to explore these questions as to place this work in the company of other great tetsaments of faith from St. Augustine to C. S. Lewis.
"Letter to a Man in the Fire" moves as much as it educates. It is a rare combination of deep erudition, vivid prose, and profound humanity.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Reynolds Price (1933-2011) was born in Macon, North Carolina. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University, he taught at Duke beginning in 1958 and was the James B. Duke Professor of English at the time of his death. His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his "Collected Stories". "A Long and Happy Life" was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first novel. "Kate Vaiden" was published in 1986 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. "The Good Priest's Son" in 2005 was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes are further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and translations. Price is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages.

Reynolds Price lived in Durham, in the state of North Carolina. Reynolds Price was born in 1933 and died in 2011.

Reynolds Price has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics

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A letter from a latter-day Job  Feb 18, 2002
"Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care?", by Reynolds Price, is a short work (108 pages) of nonfiction prose that attempts to deal with the issue of human suffering. In his preface, Price explains the book's origin: he had received a letter from Jim Fox, a young medical student who was fighting cancer. Fox had apparently been intrigued by Price's account of his own battle with a disabling cancer, an experience recounted in Price's book "A Whole New Life." Fox wrote to Price seeking his insight.

Price writes from the perspective of a faithful Christian of the liberal Protestant variety. Price writes of his own "revelations" of God's presence, his family's multidenominational Christian background, and other issues. He quotes and reflects on many biblical passages (both Old and New Testament) and also reflects on the lives and work of other writers: W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, John Milton, Wallace Stevens, and others. He also reflects a bit on the Bhagavad Gita, a key Hindu scripture.

Ultimately, Price has an inclusive and hopeful faith: "...I believe that God loves his creation...." His voice is earnest and his prose is beautifully written, but in the end I found the book oddly inert; I felt that I was left with no new insights into human suffering or the idea of deity. Still, a worthwhile book for both spiritual pilgrims and fans of well-written nonfiction prose.

A Good Guide  Dec 31, 2001
As one who watched his own father, a retired minister, die a horrible, lingering death this past year after 15-year battles with cancer, heart disease and diabetes, I found Mr. Price's "Letter" to be both thought-provoking and helpful in my own search for answers to the questions posed in the book's title -- more helpful than my re-readings of Ecclesiastes and Job were.

No one in this life, however faithful, can be absolutely sure that he has THE answers. All anyone can truly have is a good guess about directions in which to look for those answers. I have found Mr. Price to be a good guide partly because he has traveled farther down that solitary road than most of us and has come back with the willingness to report his findings in the clearest voice that anyone can have under such circumstances.

A Gentle Disappointment  Jan 15, 2001
In reading this book, I hoped to find some of what I've come to expect from a Reynolds Price book. But there isn't much here in terms of the quality of thought and subtle eloquence that I often find when reading his work. That is truly surprising when considering the topic of this book -- as well as the events of Mr. Price's recent life.

Here he is presenting a letter of consolation and condolence to a man who is suffering from cancer and the ordeal of treatment. And Mr. Price knows something of what this man is experiencing due to his own experiences with cancer.

But, despite these circumstances and all the best intentions, there is little hope or help provided in the pages of this book.

For someone who is struggling with doubts about God -- or someone who is persuaded fully one way or another about the presence or absence of a divine being -- this book gives surprisingly little food for thought. Mr. Price tells the reader that he has occasionally had a peaceful feeling of harmony -- an "un-aloneness" -- which to him indicates that there must be a God.

What help is that to someone who needs reassurance?

I do believe in a caring God...but hoped to find in these pages some ideas to share with others who doubt. Unfortunately, Mr. Price has not provided those ideas.

Lost before.....Lost after  Sep 13, 1999
As a person that has experienced personal tragedy recently, I began a search for answers on not the existence of God, but the question of "does he really care". I thought this book could provide some insight into answers to that very question. It only left me more puzzled. Mr. Price raised several questions as to the existence of God and whether he cares, but never came to much of a conclusion. If you are looking for a book to generate thought provoking questions concerning faith, this is the book for you. If you are looking for advise and answers, don't bother.
Thought provoking  Jul 28, 1999
This book is very thought provoking. It is more like a philosophy text than a story though, so I only gave it 3 stars. It's a fairly fast read, and the prose is interesting. I had read another book from this author, and this author consistantly puts out good works. A good pool side read.

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