Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He Care
Does God Exist and Does He Care?
In April 1997 Reynolds Price received an eloquent letter from a reader of his cancer memoir, A Whole New Life. The correspondent, a young medical student diagnosed with cancer himself and facing his own mortality, asked these difficultQuestions. The two began a long-distance correspondence, culminating in Price's thoughtful response, originally delivered as the Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture at Auburn Theological Seminary, and now expanded onto the printed page as Letter to a Man in the Fire.
Harvesting a variety of sources -- diverse religious traditions, classical and modern texts, and a lifetime of personal experiences, interactions, and spiritual encounters -- Price meditates on God's participation in our fate. With candor and sympathy, he offers the reader such a rich variety of tools to explore these questions as to place this work in the company of other great tetsaments of faith from St. Augustine to C. S. Lewis.
Letter to a Man in the Fire moves as much as it educates. It is a rare combination of deep erudition, vivid prose, and profound humanity.
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Review: Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He CareUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
Thoughtful, well-written, but not as thought-provoking as I was hoping when I went in. But I did enjoy reading it and am keeping it around as I may go back to it (that's high praise from me—bookshelf space is at a premium around here!). Read full review
Review: Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He CareUser Review - BHodges - Goodreads
A brief meditation on the question of God's existence and God's goodness in the face of inexplicable suffering in the world. Reynolds Price's response to a man dying of cancer is suffused with an ... Read full review