James D. Whitehead (Author),

Enchanting the World

The Vision of 20th Century Catholic Authors

Art and literature are in the business of enchantment. When we are enchanted, we are captivated by some part of life—whether it be the fragile charm of the week-old infant or the force of a…

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  • Title: Enchanting the World
  • Subtitle: The Vision of 20th Century Catholic Authors
  • Page Count: 224
  • Available Formats: Mobipocket (9780824599881), Trade-paper (9780824599065), Epub (9780824599874)
  • Trim Size: 5.375 x 8.25
  • Publication Date: 01/10/2018
  • BISAC 2 : RELIGION / Christianity/Catholic
  • BISAC 3: LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Mobipocket (23.99), Trade-paper (24.95), Epub (23.99)
  • Retail Canada: Mobipocket (), Trade-paper (), Epub ()
  • Retail Canada: 33,95
  • Review 1: “The Whiteheads take us on a spellbinding journey through Catholic literature born in the turbulent and transformative times of the 20th century. In these pages, we encounter the monk, the misft, the scientist-mystic, the social revolutionary, to name a few. Far from being rosy-colored idealists, the Whiteheads reveal the deep humanity of these writers who preserved and celebrated a divine vision of the world. This may well be their best book to date.” Terry A. Veling, Australian Catholic University “The Whiteheads have written an eloquent evocation of Catholic imagination that could be the basis for a catechism for 21st Century Catholic believers. . . . If you are not Catholic or theologically inclined but love literature, you will still devour this book. It is a treasure-trove of insights of major novels in the last century with enough engaging quotes to spark your reflections and conversations for a good while.” Herbert Anderson, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago “The reader will be amazed by the myriad ways in which these authors, conjurers really, fnd daily life and the rituals of the ordinary to be magically ‘lit from within’ and sacramentally ‘charged by the grandeur of God.’ Highly recommended.” Professor M Katherine Tillman, University of Notre Dame

James D. Whitehead (Author)

James D. Whitehead is a pastoral theologian and historian of religion. He received the doctorate from Harvard University. His theological interests concern questions of contemporary spirituality, religious leadership, and theological method in ministry.

  1. “The reader will be amazed by the myriad ways in which these authors, conjurers really, fnd daily life and the rituals of the ordinary to be magically ‘lit from within’ and sacramentally ‘charged by the grandeur of God.’ Highly recommended.”
    --Professor M Katherine Tillman, University of Notre Dame
  2. “The Whiteheads have written an eloquent evocation of Catholic imagination that could be the basis for a catechism for 21st Century Catholic believers. . . . If you are not Catholic or theologically inclined but love literature, you will still devour this book. It is a treasure-trove of insights of major novels in the last century with enough engaging quotes to spark your reflections and conversations for a good while.”
    --Herbert Anderson, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
  3. “The Whiteheads take us on a spellbinding journey through Catholic literature born in the turbulent and transformative times of the 20th century. In these pages, we encounter the monk, the misft, the scientist-mystic, the social revolutionary, to name a few. Far from being rosy-colored idealists, the Whiteheads reveal the deep humanity of these writers who preserved and celebrated a divine vision of the world. This may well be their best book to date.”
    --Terry A. Veling, Australian Catholic University

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