In Which I Reveal Who I’m Voting For

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Who am I voting for? I'll tell you. But in a rather roundabout way.I have to begin by telling you about Image, the journal about the arts and religion that has changed and enriched my life in ways too great to measure.In the new issue of Image, there's an interview with Marilynne Robinson that is so inspiring I find myself slowing down and reading small pieces of it again and again.I'll share an excerpt, but proceed with caution. Marilynne Robinson is one of those writers who, as one … [Read more...]

Marilynne Robinson on Faith, Science, and the Truth

There is no book arriving in 2012 that I am more excited to read than Marilynne Robinson's When I Was a Child I Read Books.This week, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an excerpt... … [Read more...]

A Couple of Notes on Richard Dawkins

Today, I noticed Scott Derrickson posting this link on Twitter. It's a link to an article by Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead, contesting the claims of Richard Dawkins. So, of course, I had to drop everything and read it.Then, when I posted the link on Facebook, a friend answered with this quote from Camille Paglia on Richard Dawkins ... … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Knockout Interview with Marilynne Robinson

This is the most thrilling stuff I've read at Christianity Today in a while.Great interview. I wish they'd made this a cover story. It's one of the most important conversations this magazine could offer its audience. But according to this, it's a web-only feature. I don't understand. Oh well... I guess they know better than I do what is important enough to put on the cover of the magazine. Why draw people's attention to a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author's profound views on reconciling science … [Read more...]

Marilynne Robinson reviews Annie Dillard’s latest

Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead and Housekeeping, reviews The Maytrees: Annie Dillard's books are like comets, like celestial events that remind us that the reality we inhabit is itself a celestial event, the business of eons and galaxies, however persistently we mistake its local manifestations for mere dust, mere sea, mere self, mere thought. The beauty and obsession of her work are always the integration of being, at the grandest scales of our knowledge of it, with the intimate and … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Book Awards 2005

The Christianity Today Book Awards 2005 heap even more praise upon Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.And they also honor Unveiling, a novel by a new friend of mine, Suzanne Wolfe, who I met at the recent Over the Rhine concert at Seattle's Tractor Tavern. Congratulations, Suzanne! … [Read more...]

"Gilead" wins the National Book Award!

I mentioned the new book by Marilynne Robinson a while back, and now it's made even bigger headlines. … [Read more...]

Recommended reading: Marilynne Robinson

At Books and Culture, Thomas Gardner reviews the long-awaited novel by Marilynne Robinson ... Gilead. … [Read more...]


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