Persuade Us to Rejoice

Persuade Us to Rejoice

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Studying such literary figures as Frederick Buechner, Albert Camus, George Dennison, Ursula Le Guin, C. S. Lewis, Alan Paton, Ignazio Silone, Alice Walker, Elie Wiesel, and Charles Williams, Robert McAfee Brown illustrates qthe liberating power of fictionq by enabling the reader to enter their worlds. Brown asserts that although there is no faith that offers ironclad guarantees against future struggles, the wisdom of these authors can help us toward praising and rejoicing.(Chapter 3.) We can rejoice that when everything crumbles, when hopes are dashed, when aquot;law and orderaquot; work against ... But we can rejoice that in the darkest corners of the kingdom of night, minute flashes of light illumine human beings (like ... of others) in asking questions, and that their willingness to persevere in a world that denies them answers witnesses again to the toughness of the human spirit.

Title:Persuade Us to Rejoice
Author: Robert McAfee Brown
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1992

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