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War in Heaven, A Novel Paperback – January 1, 2004

4.1 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

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"The telephone was ringing wildly," begins Charles Williams's novel War in Heaven, "but without result, since there was no-one in the room but the corpse." From this abrupt--and darkly humorous--start, Williams takes us on a 20th-century version of the Grail quest, with an Archdeacon, a Duke, and an editor playing the old Arthurian roles. Throughout, Williams reminds us that these legends were above all about divine, not just human, romance. While filled with marvels and black magic, the novel also suggests that the devil just might be what the face of God looks like to those who have sought destruction, just as that face is love to those who have sought love. The choice, Williams affirms, is always ours. --Doug Thorpe

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This book gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction between magic and religion, this eerily disturbing book graphically portrays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind.

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  • Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0802812198
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0802812193
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.; Revised ed. Edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: : English
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