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Vertical Man: The Human Being in the Catholic Novels of Graham Greene, Sigrid Undset, and Georges Bernanos

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Catholicism has traditionally embraced both a clearly delineated belief in God and an unique view of human nature. Over the past half century, the traditional Catholic concept of man as a creature in an individual relationship with his Creator ("vertical man") has been challenged by many dissatisfied theologians and writers. For many people today, even within the Catholic ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Saint Austin Press (first published September 1st 1990)
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May 07, 2016 Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it did not like it
The book did illuminate for me the very polemical thing Undset was trying to do, in terms of promoting a Catholic vision of life -- which was amazing, because her characters are still so very rich.

there were some interesting quotes from her other works about the duty of fiction writers to tell about the "truth of the grimness of life along with the Grace of God." One of the most telling quotes: "Our race has been revolting against the creator since the beginning of time. Revolt, betrayal, denia
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