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 - Miles - Goodreads
If a turgid prose style, patriarchal concern-trolling, and trite commentary on the Book of Job = your thing, this is the book for you. For others, this verbose bit of paternalistic bullshit may ... Read full review
Review: Letter To A Man In The Fire: Does God Exist And Does He CareUser Review - Claire - Goodreads
On around page 5 Price admits the impossibility of "proving" the existence of God, and then for the next 100 pages debates whether he exists and whether he cares, and guess what-- he comes to no ... Read full review