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One Hundred Great Catholic Books

Author(s): Don Brophy

ISBN13: 9781856075848

ISBN10: 1856075842


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  • Thoughtful and succinct, this collection features one hundred classics of Catholic literature past and present, ranging from biography, spirituality, and history to poetry, mystical writing, and fiction. Written for readers of every faith or none, each of the entries introduces one book in its historic context, provides information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content. Here are some of the most powerful and provocative spiritual voices, from Augustine., Hildegard, Meister Eckhart, and Teresa of Avila to Thesese of Lisieux, Maria Montessori, g. M. Hopkins, and Thomas Merton. Many great books of the last hundred years are included, like novels by George Bernanos, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Greene, philosophical classics from G. K. Chesterton and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to John Courtney Murray, the autobiography of Dorothy Day and Pope John XXIII as well as recent inspirational masterpieces.Whether readers are looking for an overview of Catholic thought and writing across the centuries, or want to begin discovering these classics for themselves, "One Hundred Great Catholic Books" offers an illuminating gateway to some of the great achievements of the human heart and mind.
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