Sunday, September 20, 2015

Writing the College Essay

In a bit of a departure from my recent subject matter here,  I wanted to say a few words about something neither specifically Catholic nor involving the reading of literature, and that is: essay writing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Marilynne Robinson's Religious Imagination, Part 3: Lila

My posts on Marilynne Robinson’s spiritual vision have focused, primarily, on the relationship of human love and divine love in her stories. In other words, I’ve been interested in how nature interacts with grace in the lives of the Ames and Boughton families. More so than Gilead and Home, Lila deals directly with the differences between the natural and supernatural, between the ebb and flow of the physical world and the formulas of organized religion.