The Long Journey from Javert to Valjean

A guest post from my sainted father, Galen C. Dalrymple: * Born Javert, Reborn Valjean By Galen C. Dalrymple Much has been written, by people far wiser than I, about the characters and story of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. I just want to tell you my story and how it relates to Javert and Valjean. [Read More…]

The Theology of Les Miserables

I cannot think of any work of fiction that conveys the contrast between Law and Grace as vividly and profoundly as Les Miserables.  As a long-time fan of the novel and the musicals, I went to see the movie recently and enjoyed it immensely.  With minor variations, it’s a rendering of the musical, and the musical [Read More…]


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