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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 113 – Can a Novelist “Create” a Saint?


Aug 26, 2021

In his new e-book How one can Learn (and Write) Like a
Catholic
, fiction author and editor Joshua Hren lays out an
strategy to Catholic literature that spans all the best way from St.
John Henry Newman referred to as “a document of man in rebel” to the
different finish of the continuum, which is a illustration of the
Beatific Imaginative and prescient. Matters mentioned embody:

  • How essential is magnificence to fiction? Will magnificence save the
    world?
  • The significance of particularity; Carmelite vs. Ignatian views
    of creativeness
  • Newman and Augustine on the makes use of, limitations, and risks of
    indulging sentiments about fictional characters
  • Can the motion of grace be dramatized? Can the lifetime of holiness
    be fictionalized?
  • The depiction of repentance, conversion and the lasting results
    of sin in authors like Balzac and O’Connor

Joshua Hren is the founder and editor of Wiseblood Books as nicely
as, with James Matthew Wilson, founding father of a brand new artistic writing
MFA program on the College of St. Thomas in Houston, which is
additionally mentioned within the episode.

Watch dialogue on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ump3CRZ6GRY

Hyperlinks

How one can Learn (and Write) Like a Catholic
https://tanbooks.com/liberal-arts/literature-and-theology/how-to-read-and-write-like-a-catholic/

MFA program
https://www.stthom.edu/Lecturers/College-of-Arts-and-Sciences/Division-of-Liberal-Research/Graduate/Grasp-of-Effective-Arts-in-Artistic-Writing/

Wiseblood Books https://www.wisebloodbooks.com/

Hearken to Newman’s sermon “The Hazard of Accomplishments” at
Catholic Tradition Audiobooks
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/st-john-henry-newman-danger-accomplishments/

Learn “The Hazard of Accomplishments”
https://www.newmanreader.org/works/parochial/volume2/sermon30.html

Earlier interview with Joshua Hren, “The Flannery-Haunted
World”
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/ep-70-reviving-catholic-literary-tradition-joshua-hren-john-emmet-clarke/

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