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An American conversion : one man's discovery of beauty and truth in times of crisis
Hudson, Deal Wyatt.
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Publication Information:
New York : Crossroad, [2003]

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189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes and index.
Telling the story -- No time for beauty -- Tangoing with Baptists -- Away from fundamentalism -- The relief of objectivity -- Starting with Sophocles -- Some disconnects -- Defending woman -- Teaching the absolute -- The bird sings -- My nun story -- A letter from St. Louis -- Learning to dance -- Not an angel -- Beauty and conversion -- Beauty will save the world -- Catholic novels -- Contrasting aesthetics -- Julian Green -- Meeting Maritain -- Quick-ey'd love.
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BX4668.H83 A3 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The publisher and editor of the influential "Crisis" magazine tells for the first time his story of how his conservative upbringing led him to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Author Notes

Deal Hudson is one of the most influential voices in American Catholicism. A scholar by training (Ph.D., Emory), he now serves as publisher of Crisis magazine. Hudson has written for countless major media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times. He has also appeared on several major television programs, including NBC Nightly News, CNN's Inside Politics, The Beltway Boys, and Mother Angelica Live. The show he hosts on EWTN is now in its seventh season

Table of Contents

1 Telling the Storyp. 11
2 No Time for Beautyp. 16
3 Tangoing with Baptistsp. 24
4 Away from Fundamentalismp. 30
5 The Relief of Objectivityp. 38
6 Starting with Sophoclesp. 46
7 Some Disconnectsp. 53
8 Defending Womanp. 61
9 Teaching the Absolutep. 66
10 The Bird Singsp. 77
11 My Nun Storyp. 84
12 A Letter from St. Louisp. 92
13 Learning to Dancep. 103
14 Not an Angelp. 111
15 Beauty and Conversionp. 122
16 Beauty Will Save the Worldp. 130
17 Catholic Novelsp. 134
18 Contrasting Aestheticsp. 144
19 Julian Greenp. 152
20 Meeting Maritainp. 161
21 Quick-Ey'd Lovep. 174
Photo Creditsp. 186
Index of Namesp. 187