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Theological and Philisophical Underpinnings of Very Good books,
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This review is from: Falling into Grace: The Fiction of Andrew Greeley (Kindle Edition)
As the title implies, this is an examination from a theological and philosophical viewpoint of Greeley's fiction. For those of you who aren't familiar with Greeley, he is a Roman Catholic priest, who before sustaining a traumatic brain injury in an accident, wrote "novels of grace" about how God manifests himself in the lives of contemporary Catholics. I have enjoyed Greely's novels for years, in fact, they were instrumental in bringing me back to the Catholic Church after a long period of absence.
Carstens does a pretty thorough examination of Greeley's stories and his underlying theology. I was very impressed and really enjoyed learning the philosophical and theological underpinnings of the books I had enjoyed for so long. That being said, this is a book about a bunch of other books. It has little narrative flow, and definitely isn't "light reading". If you're a fan of Greeley's fiction, you'll want to read this at some point. If you're not a fan of Greeley this will be a tedious waste of time.