A TREASURY OF CATHOLIC READING by John-Ed Chapin

A TREASURY OF CATHOLIC READING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology of Catholic readings of unequal individual merit from the spiritual, intellectual and literary points of view combined, this volume contains selections chosen to illustrate ""some such broad topic as the Catholic way of life"", with emphasis upon history and personalities rather than upon literary eminence and Catholic doctrine. Groups of selections, many of which are too short, are arranged under separate headings, thirteen in all, relating to Christ, Mary, the Church, the papacy, saints, the mystical life, religious orders, priests, missionaries, the Catholic family, miracles and shrines, conversions, and the Church in America. The selections represent writings old and new, authoritative and non-authoritative, profound and superficial, scholarly and non-scholarly, superb, good and mediocre. The anthology as a whole seems to this reviewer to fall short of being able to give a clear and adequate picture of the Catholic way of life to its readers, although certain of its selections and even of its whole groupings are adequate to the respectively limited purposes for which they were chosen.

Pub Date: June 6th, 1957
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy