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Earthing the Word

Selected writings from The Furrow

Author(s): N/A

ISBN13: 9781782181477

ISBN10: 1782181474

Publisher: Columba Press (12 Aug 2014)

Extent: 186 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 21.6 x 14 x 2.5 cm

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  • "An outstanding quality of Tommy Waldron's approach to life was his courteous attention to and reception of literary and other artistic classics, particularly the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. All his nourished his courteous attention to and reception of people, his courteous attention to and reception of God."

     - Enda McDonagh, from the Introduction


    This work comprises a selection of Monsignor Tom Waldron's sermons and articles, written throughout his life. The tone is conversational, and the topics expansive, coming from a man who "so loved the words not as dictionary components but as struggling bodily attempts to communicate between body-spirits".


    Monsignor Waldron became very well known as a writer and radio presenter and was considered the best preacher of his generation.  His success as a preacher can be attributed to three things: his understanding of people; his sense of language; his keen theological insight.

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