CHRISTIAN CLASSICS REVISITED
James J. Thompson Jr.
St. Francis was that rarest of revolutionaries: one impelled by love rather than by hatred veneered with the catchwords of brotherhood.
Fr. Hugh Kennedy, the narrator and protagonist, lacks glamor, jets to no international colloquia on Third World grievances, and worries not a whit over his sexuality.
As Knox saw it, one believes first of all because the fundamental truths of Christianity satisfy the intellect.
Waugh never attempted to palliate his sins or weasel out of their consequences; he believed in the fallen state of man because he clearly discerned his own bent nature.
One prays for strength to combat the urge to declare that all is nothingness; for stamina and the will to fight evil; for the grace to live in and for Christ.
From first to last, The Whimsical Christian provides the unadulterated pleasure of watching the workings of a powerful Christian mind.
- Karl Keating