Gilead and the Calvinist Desire for Christ

Review of Gilead by Marilynne RobinsonBy JUSTIN HAWKINSMarilynne Robinson’s authorship of Gilead is the most convincing argument for reincarnation that has ever entered my mind.  That is not because the book is in any way about Eastern religion; it is not.  Rather, it is entirely from the perspective of an Iowan pastor in his seventies.  But Robinson makes his perspective so rich, so full of Christian joy and pathos – in sum, so very real – that one is sure she must have been just such a … [Read more...]