• 9780824521264
Deal Wyatt Hudson (Author)

An American Conversion

One Man's Discovery of Beauty and Truth in Times of Crisis

The longtime publisher of “Crisis” magazine and a major player in Republican party politics, Deal Hudson is also a serious intellectual and literary scholar. Here he tells the story of his discovery of Catholic faith—how…

From Southern Baptist to a powerful force in Catholic intellectual and political life, Deal Hudson, editor of the elegant and influential magazine, Crisis, has pursued a moving quest for the truth and beauty of a rich…
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  • Title: An American Conversion
  • Subtitle: One Man's Discovery of Beauty and Truth in Times of Crisis
  • Page Count: 189
  • Available Formats: Cloth (9780824521264)
  • Edition: Cloth
  • Original language: English
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Deal Wyatt Hudson (Author)

Deal Hudson is one of a handful of the most influential voices in American Catholicism. A scholar by training (Ph.D., Emory), he has written for countless major media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times. He has also appeared on many television shows, including NBC Nightly News, CNN’s Inside Politics, The Beltway Boys, and Mother Angelica Live. The show he hosts on EWTN is now in its seventh season.

  1. Hudson, publisher of Crisis magazine, tells a story that beautifully reflects the subtitle, but not the title. As a Southern Baptist, and minister of the same, the author chafed under the divorce of piety from aesthetics and the life of the mind. Bit by bit, with a hesitance interspersed by leaps of grace he does not presume to explain, he came to embrace another way of being Christian. Thomas Aquinas, George Herbert, Jacques Maritain, Louis Bouyer, and other masters were decisive in his being wooed by the Catholicism to which he finally succumbed. Elegantly written and a pleasure to read, this is the tale of an American who was converted and is, as he knows, still on the way of being converted. But one might argue that, in his preoccupation with beauty and truth, Hudson's experience is in sharp contrast to what, in our confused religious culture of feel-good spiritualities, would be a typical "American" conversion.
    --First Things Magazine

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