If you want, instead to be a person who is reponsible for what they know, this book is for you.
Marilynne Robinson is an extremely loquacious writer and her in-depth analysis of various religious persons is a very interesting read, to be sure.
One of Ms. Robinson's most radical correctives is "to read major writers, and establish within rough limits what they did and did not say."
This author is really more of a poet than an historian. The language in the book is beautiful and the reader is mesmerized by the long, complex sentences, however, if you are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kindlemethis
I would like to defend Robinson against the long attack concerning her alleged disparagement of the reader. Read morePublished 5 months ago by fyodor
Robinson holds center stage in her analytical observations on the thought process of modern life, cultural influences and religious associations in forming mental paradigms that... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ted
Marilynne Robinson is an extremely loquacious writer and her in-depth analysis of various religious persons is a very interesting read, to be sure. She is totally brilliant!Published 11 months ago by F. Worthington
There is a measure of success for a single author collection of essays that is subtly different from simply averaging the overall quality of its compositions; an aspect over and... Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Bryan Byrd
This book could just as well have been entitled "Modern Jeremiad", as its tone is often bleak, accusatory, and angry, sure that the world, and America in particular, has taken a... Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Thomas A. Wiebe
This collection of essays on somewhat obscure topics (to me, anyway) was nevertheless an interesting and enjoyable read. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by magellan
This book of essays is a wonderful testimony of a person who is not afraid to go against the commonly held beliefs of much of the non-religious world. Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by John T. Mulqueen
Our author takes the position that not only are we the product of the "dumbing down of America", but we've allowed our thought processes to become "dumbed down" as well. Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by P. Lacock