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Letters to a Young Catholic
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 208
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465092628
ISBN-10 0465092624
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The foundations of the Catholic faith are examined in this invitation to Catholicism in which insights from history, literature, theology, and music, as well as figures who have shaped the author's beliefs are introduced and Catholic landmarks are revisited. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In this remarkable tour of the Catholic world, George Weigel helps us understand how Catholicism fosters what Flannery O'Connor called "the habit of being." Taking the reader by the hand, Weigel embarks on a journey to Catholic landmarks as diverse as Chartres Cathedral and St. Mary's Church in Greenville, South Carolina; the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and G.K. Chesterton's favorite pub; the grave of a modern martyr in Warsaw, and the Sistine Chapel. Weaving together insights from history, literature, theology, and music, Weigel uses these touchstones to illuminate the beliefs that have shaped Catholicism for two thousand years.With clarity and conviction, Weigel examines the foundations of Catholic faith and explores the topics of grace, prayer, vocation, sin and forgiveness, suffering, and-most importantly-love. Putting a dramatic face on this invitation to Catholicism, Weigel introduces some of the figures who have shaped his faith and thought-Michelangelo and Fra Angelico; Evelyn Waugh and Cardinal John Henry Newman; Father Jerzy Popieuszko and Pope John Paul II; Edith Stein and Mother Teresa-as he also shares anecdotes from his own Catholic life. To a world that sometimes seems closed and claustrophobic, he suggests, Christian humanism offers a world with windows and doors-and a skylight.In these letters, George Weigel conveys the power of a faith that is at once personal and universal, timely and eternal. His book will inspire not only the young generation of Catholics whose World Youth Day celebrations have launched an era of renewal for the Church, but also the faithful, the doubtful, and the searchers of every age.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (February 1, 2004)
9780465092628 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Publisher's description: In this remarkable tour of the Catholic world, George Weigel helps us understand how Catholicism fosters what Flannery O'Connor called 'the habit of being.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780442025106 Book cover for 9780465028320 Book cover for 9780465092703
 
Rev exp edition from Basic Books (August 11, 2015)
9780465028320 | details & prices | 356 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.99
from Basic Books (October 31, 2005)
9780465092703 | details & prices | 251 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In this remarkable tour of the Catholic world, George Weigel helps us understand how Catholicism fosters what Flannery O'Connor called "the habit of being.
With John Montague, Montague | 3rd edition from Van Nostrand Reinhold (January 1, 1998); titled "Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach"
9780442025106 | details & prices | List price $32.95
This edition also contains Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach
About: New to this Second Edition of a very popular instructional resource is a chapter on paraline drawing, appendices on tools, human proportions, and scales of drawings.

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