ON SPEAKING WITH AUTHORITY
Thomas H. Hubert
Kierkegaard’s concept of “the Apostle” influenced Percy’s presentation of character and theological insight in his fiction.
Michael S. Rose
Is it ever appropriate to change human nature, even if ostensibly for the sake of improving the quality of life for a great many people?
In a future dominated by a technology that doesn’t make us any happier or less alienated, we fallen beings will have to make an effort to acquire virtue and the spiritual life.
What we desire, says Augustine, is to be at home with the Creator, in whom we have our first and final cause.
JESUS OF NAZARETH, MASTER PSYCHOLOGIST
Art & Larraine Bennett
An encounter with Jesus turns out to be often paradoxical and surprising, uncomfortable in the moment yet ultimately curative.
Caroline A. Langston
The author sees no problem in his claim that "the kind of philosophical closure that Walker Percy desired — and that was still available in the 1940s — is no longer viable."
A SCANDALOUS SENSE OF PARTICULARITY
Joseph B. Hudson Jr.
Review of Signposts in a Strange Land by Walker Percy
A REAL THANATOS SYNDROME
John J. Reilly
Predictive Scripture differs from the odd example of human prescience in that it tells us the eternal significance of events to which it alludes.
Thomas W. Case
Review of The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
A DE-FACTO SCHISM IN THE U.S.?
Walker Percy, Robert N. Bellah, Peter Kreeft, Robert George, Joe Holland, Christopher Derrick, Sheldon Vanauken, J.M. Cameron, James G. Hanink, L. Brent Bozell, Roger Mahony, Henri J.M. Nouwen
James J. Thompson Jr.
For Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, and Walker Percy, neither tradition nor wealth-getting nor Protestantism answered the question of the meaning of existence. Their answer was in the Church.
In every Percy novel there is a complex, religiously sensitive yet also modern and scientific sensibility at work.
Political activists of every stripe distrust Percy, for none of them knows exactly where to peg him.
At times Christian writers have entered that exclusive realm where profound insight into the wisdom of Christianity joins artistic merit to produce fiction of a higher order.
A CHRIST WHO DISTURBS & TERRORIZES
Bruce L. Edwards Jr.
Relentlessly exposing human pride, avarice, and weakness, O'Connor agreed with C.S. Lewis that all things that are not eternal are eternally out of date.
- Karl Keating