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The Irrational Season by Madeleine L'Engle
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Jan 03, 14

bookshelves: interim-08, re-reads
Read from December 11 to 26, 2011

wow. This is one of the best "Christian" books I've ever read. L'Engle is certainly a kindred spirit to the O.E. brand of thought.

some unorganized reflections and quotes:

-- Heaven = truly knowing what it is to be

--the fall = slums, battlefields and insane asylums

--she could be pals with Stringfellow and Ellul:

"As I read the Old and New Testaments I am struck by the awareness therein of our lives being connected with cosmic powers, angels and archangels, heavenly principalities and powers, and the groaning of creation. It's too radical, too uncontrolled for many of us, so we build churches which are the safest possible places in which to escape God. We pin God down, far more painfully that he was nailed to the cross, so that God is rational and comprehensible and like us, and even more unreal." [171:]

--plus, she's a poet!




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