Heroic Face of Innocence: Three Stories

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 1999 - Religion - 150 pages
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Georges Bernanos was the author of the modern literary and religious classic, Diary of a Country Priest, in which he explored the Christian mystery of redemption through love. According to Hans Urs von Balthasar, Bernanos is a key figure for our times in the relationship between theology and literature.

In this selection of Bernanos' most significant works Joan: Heretic and Saint, Sermon of an Agnostic on the Feast of St Thérèse, and Dialogues of the Carmelites we find theological and psychological insight interwoven with a profound sense of historical drama: a masterly exploration of heroic innocence in a group of extraordinary Christian women.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Erasmo LeivaMerikakis
1
Sermon of an Agnostic on the Feast of St Therese
23
Dialogues of the Carmelites
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(1888-1948), a Catholic novelist and outspoken social critic, was one of the greatest literary and religious figures of twentieth-century France.

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