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Nov. 20, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2023 /Christian
Newswire/ -- Three threads run through all of human history, all of
humanity and all of Christendom, and Joseph Pearce has weaved these into his
new book about the history of the Catholic Church, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND
THE BEAUTIFUL: HISTORY IN THREE DIMENSIONS (Ignatius Press).
Pearce is the author of numerous literary
studies, including Literary Converts, The Quest for Shakespeare, and
Shakespeare on Love, as well as biographies on Oscar Wilde, J. R. R.
Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. He is the
general editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions series.
Christ is "the way, and the truth, and the
life," but fallen mankind, although made in Christ's image, is not so pure.
In THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Pearce invites readers to look for
the good and beautiful -- and be encouraged by innumerable saints, stunning
creations and incredible art -- in the midst of human viciousness.
Pope Benedict XVI saw this
three-dimensional form more clearly than anyone, and, for him, the goodness
of the saints and the beauty of art were the only antidote to the dark
thread of evil that runs through history. Pearce keyed off this insight to
write THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL and present the past twenty
centuries to show how goodness and beauty -- stemming from God himself --
work to conquer the bad.
"We look, we look, but with such difficulty
do we see the meaning of our lives, because we are lost in the complexity of
immediate experience," said Cardinal Thomas Collins, archbishop emeritus of
Toronto, Canada. "In order to see and to understand, we need context and
perspective, and this is what Joseph Pearce provides, as he traces the hand
of divine providence in history and offers us the interpretive key of the
good, the bad and the beautiful."
For more information, to request a review
copy, or to schedule an interview with Joseph Pearce, please contact Kevin
Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com)
of Carmel Communications.
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